Sun 11 Mar 2012
With the sun shining and the weather warming up a bit, we have spent a lot of time just relaxing on the beach.. and as Ada and I always say, "It's the perfect day, with the perfect weather, on the perfect beach, with the perfect food, and the perfect people..." and it goes on and on! Really, everything is so perfect. I love it here.
For three weekends in a row now we've had visitors. My friend Kristine, who is teaching English just 2 hours away in Santander, came to visit with her friend Katie. We celebrated Katie's birthday at the sidreria and just had a grand ol time. It was cool for Katie and Kristine, because 5 years ago, they were exactly where I'm at now. They studied in San Sebastian together in the same apartment as I'm in now and everything! Crazy...
Last weekend, Ada's friend Maggie stayed with us and we did some pintxo hopping, and finally hiked up Jesus! To explain a little further.. pintxo is the basque word for tapa. San Sebastian is known for its pintxos, and when you go pintxo hopping, you go from bar to bar and get a teeny tiny plate of authentic Spanish food and a beer for a few euros.
Jesus is a statue on a mountain called Mount Urgull and there's a few different paths that lead up to it. It's a beautiful, easy hike. Jesus stands over an old military fort which was used when Napolean invaded Spain.
Now, we have our friend Meredith staying with us! She just got here today and will be here all week We already did a little walk to the Wind Combs (Peine del Viento... see my older posts!) and I finally got to take some pictures there! It was my first time being there and not being on a run. It's such a neat spot.
What we've been up to:
-COOKING! We like to think of ourselves as amateur chefs..
-With cooking comes eating, of course. We are becoming regulars at a near by kebab place. The kebab places are like the Subways of Spain.. but SO much better. At these places they have Turkish food, and our favorite is the kebab, which is sort of like a gyro.. so good. We've also been enjoying crepes and gelato.. yum! And I have finally become a sushi lover
-Hittin the beach. If the sun's out, we're there.
-Cutting hair.. styling hair... (new bangs!)
-Celebrating birthdays and throwing mustache themed parties
-Teaching English! Both Ada and I have internships at a high school where we teach English. We have 3 different classes, each 1 hour long with students 15-18. We go every Wednesday morning for 3 hours.
And now for the music... since everything's been so great, and with all our talk about "the perfect day" these three songs are PERFECT for the moment