Fri 27 Jan 2012
Highlight of my first couple weeks here: Running on the beach. And even better, running barefoot along the tide.
Last week Megan, Tiff, Ada and I ran along a path above the shore to this gorgeous spot where the waves crash up on the walls of the path.. It's where the "wind combs" are. So beautiful...
(P.S. These Peine del Viento photos are stolen from google... didn't have my camera on my run!)
I could live here forever.. I think that if you live somewhere beautiful and amazing, it makes you more happy than you would be otherwise.
What I've been up to..
-Trying to like wine. It's hard when I don't have the guts to buy something that might actually taste good haha.. 3 euro bottles of wine it is.
-Walking. Europe has got it down. We walk every day to school and it takes about an hour. It's a beautiful walk though, all along the beach.
However I just got a bus pass for those rainy days.. Hopefully the rain will be over with by March.
-Shopppping!! Rebajas! Rebajas are sales that go on from Jan-Mar. Gotta take advantage of it
-Oh school. It's actually not too bad, but you know, it's school.
-Grocery shopping. Lots of it. We finally found hummus at a little mini market down the road; it had a Trader Joe's feel to it. Though a small jar was 4 euro, it was the only place we could find hummus! Plus the girl running the store was super sweet and friendly.. We'll definitely be back there. Otherwise the supermercado is like 2 min from our "piso." Very convenient!
Speaking of friendly people, Spain is different from America in the sense that they aren't as like overly polite. Not as many please's and thank you's but they aren't rude..They just don't really care if they don't know who you are. Everyone I've actually met here is super nice!
Some words of wisdom:
"El que canta, su mal espanta." Our teacher told us this Spanish proverb on the first day of class. The bad stuff leaves when you sing.. that's kind of the gist of it. Ada and I were saying how we don't miss driving, but we miss singing in the car haha
"Siesta so you can fiesta." These were Ryan's words of advice to Ada. I like it!