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We arrived via train and despite directions that I had carefully written down, we still got turned around because there are no straight streets and the street we are supposed to turn left at is actually half a block down from the corner. Yet, we did make it. Being Sunday, most restaurants were closed, so we found an open supermarket, grabbed a frozen meal (disgusting) and had dinner. Our apartment is spacious, ultra modern, all white and sparsely decorated. ...
... there was a certain Islamic character to the city in the way the markets and streets were set out. My senses were correct. It turns out the Muslims took over the city at one or two points in it's history. Even though they aren't present now, I guess some facets of the culture persist.
Unfortunately not all of that knowledge ended up sticking. I admit to being a bit of a zombie today, which is ...
... relax in the sun as well.
Wednesday: This was yet another day of going to class and relaxing in the sun afterwards. My host mom brought me a chair so I could sit outside on our balcony and read. I really have a hard life here.
Thursday: For my Spanish Culture class, we had a scavenger hunt of the Barrio del Carmen, the area where FSU is located. We got to explore this area and ...
... is kinda tight so we went to the supermarket for dinner and snacks for tomorrow. We came our with half the shop for leer then €15 we got prosciutto, salami, mozzarella, aoli, rolls, pastries and a bag of about 15 plain croissants and 15 chocolate ones. We then went home and ate our selves sick and still had all the croissants left over. Something I ate didn't agree with me tho cos I was on the toilet a few times that night and lucky Adrian is a heavy sleeper cos it wasn't very ...
... France, and continues to the Cathedral where, supposedly, you can see the remains of St. James the Apostle).
But, to me, Galicia was more than the stopping point for this pilgrimage, it was the home to some of my favorite aspects of Spain: Pimientos de Padrón, Tarta de Santiago, Caldo Gallego, AMAZING seafood, and views of beautiful green mountains jutting straight up from the beaches. Even the road to get here included sites we wanted ...