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My First Few Days in España!

Hola a todos!
I arrived in Spain on May, 21st. The plane ride was exhausting but went without hitch. Thus far, I am loving Spain (besides the heat😅)! Everyday here is above 90 degrees and sunny, very different than Wisconsin. Everyday I wake up and I can't believe I am living in this beautiful country for 5 weeks!

Part of my experience is living with a host family. I live with my host mama, Manuela. She is such a sweet lady and has a beautiful home and a little bird named, Pavarotti. She is very affectionate and calls us her hijas (daughters). She always makes us delicious traditonal Spanish food. So far, I am enjoying the food and getting used to the late eating times (lunch at 2:00p.m. and dinner at 8:30p.m.).

Monday was my first day of class. I am taking Artistic Monuments for the first 3 weeks and then Spanish Phonetics for the second summer session. The class is so interesting and I am learning so much already! The first hour of class is spent learning in the classroom and the next 2 hours we walk around the city learning about the different monuments and history of the city. It is a very different way of learning but I really enjoy it!

Here are some pictures from my first couple days. Enjoy!

Mi casa (my house)

Rio Guadalquivir

Tinto de verano (a popular summer drink) with Ashley

Mi profesor (my professor)


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