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Today was a very (much needed) relaxing day. I got 12 hours of sleep for the first time in forever yet I was still tired. Not exhausted enough to stay in bed though! Claudio and Adela were already at work so I had breakfast at his house and off I went to explore Madrid! I didn't get much done because I found a few tattoo shops and chose one that I really liked to get my tattoo done. I'm actually sitting in the tattoo shop as I write this! I'm getting a compass but with my unique ...
... much time to process them. I didn't get to the wonderful museums here but perhaps next visit I'll do that. I'm posting a few photos now and will update with more as time permits.
The program starts Friday morning with a 5 hour bus ride to the hotel in Jaen in Andulucia area in south central Spain. They say we will have internet access, but I won't have much time for that. So, from Madrid I will say "hasta luego".
... back from our crazy weekends and tell the teachers everything. I think it is hilarious how direct the people here are. The teachers ask questions that I would never hear in the US. For example, for some reason they always want to know how much everyone drinks. Even my host family likes to ask me that. Our teachers find out a lot about their students that American teachers wouldn't want to know. They want to know everything -- it's ...
... tooth fairies in Spain. Instead, there is a tooth mouse named Ratoncito Pérez.
- Spain is 5 times bigger than the UK with only two thirds of its population.
- in the Catalan language, 'pet' means 'to break wind' - so the Pet Shops always cause a laugh.
- Spain is the only country in Europe that produces bananas.
Okay then, that’s about it for now. I ...
... a la calle gritando y cantando. Toda la gente de España está muy feliz que su equipo gano y ahorita están en el Eurocopa. Todas tenían las banderas de España. Es muy interesante a ver porque en los Estados Unidos no tenemos algo así. No tenemos un equipo que todos les gustan o un equipo que es para los Estados Unidos que es tan famosa como aquí en España. ¡Estoy muy alegra que voy a estar aquí para el Eurocopa y puedo ver a España jugar y GANAR!