God bless the Spanish
Trip Start Dec 17, 2010
22Trip End Apr 26, 2011
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Alicante is sunny and beautiful. Even though I had only slept about 4 of the past 48 hours, I was psyched to be here, but not too happy about the prospect of staying up until dinnertime, a 10 pm or later affair here in Spain. Which brings me to the title of this entry. God bless the Spanish for giving us the siesta. When we arrived at the hotel, we had lunch and then THE ENTIRE COUNTRY TOOK A NAP!! Afterwards, we had our orientation meeting and then went for tapas for dinner. God bless the Spanish for tapas also.
After dinner, a group of us went to scout the bar scene around our neighborhood
Sunday we woke up early to take a tour around the important parts of the city. We saw the beach and learned about some of the neighborhoods. It was pretty overwhelming and IŽm not sure IŽll actually be able to find my way around again, but I have a map and IŽm willing to get lost.
After the tour, I met my host mother, Maria. She lives alone in an apartment in a pretty good part of the city. I took a siesta, and when I woke up, her son and grandson were there. I canŽt understand them as well as I thought I would be able to, but I feel like IŽm already getting better.
Today is the first day of classes. The university is huge, but really easy to navigate. There are so many different types of trees, nothing like the clone trees at TU.
I had my first emergency of the semester when I realized that I lost the charger for my laptop somewhere along the way. DellŽs a pretty common brand here, so IŽll get a new one soon. Once I can use my own computer IŽll post some pictures.