Saturday, October 18, 2008


I am in the hotel in Merida right now, the wifi is sloooowwww. I want to put some photos up for everyone to enjoy. This trip is with the school group and to Caceres, Salamanca, and Merida. The bus ride has been boring and long but the scenery is absolutely fabulous. It makes me want to live in the country and be a farmer or something dull. It is seriously beautiful. Salamanca made me feel a little more at home than Cadiz because it is a city more like Seattle, wider streets, people shopping, etc. But still very different from Seattle. I really liked Salamanca. Also I ran into someone I went to high school with who is studying here, I had no idea. It is one of Tom Dale's friends: Tyler Laws. We didn't end up spending any time together but it was a surprise and a good story. I wanted him to go out with my friends and his and show us the cool bars and clubs to go to. He is studying in the university in Salamanca which my group went to and it is so cool. I think it would be awesome to live there.

Okay, now for the photos:

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We went to Caceres to explore the city and eat lunch. Nothing was really open because it was siesta time but this tourist building was.

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That night we got to Salamanca and ate McDonalds!

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My roommates and me before going out.

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We drank wine!

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After the wine we went to a bar with a live band. I really, really liked it.

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They played good and fun music and had a harmonica player :)

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During our tour of Salamanca. We went to a huge cathedral and saw a bunch of other super old buildings.

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The pretty fountain in the park in Salamanca.

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H&M, obviously.

Monday, October 6, 2008

El desconsuelo

Sundays always seem to put me in a bad mood. I did not do anything yesterday, I was doing pretty okay all day though. I cleaned, thought about school work but didn't really do any, just like in the States. I just hung out all day and did nothing, which is not a big deal... I used to do that in Seattle plenty. Here it makes me super depressed though. Maybe I'm just not doing so well today because I am bored and hungry. In any case, I am not happy and I don't like it.

I had one class so far today, I have another at 4:30PM and then I teach English to Adrián (super cute nine year old boy) after class for an hour. Tomorrow is a holiday in Cádiz, it is like... the Virgin of Rosario day, and that is the city's virgin so they close everything. Should be better than having economics and two literature classes, but still pretty boring. My class schedule is different every day, the only day I've memorized so far (after three weeks?) is Thursday. I have no class on Thursdays. I am getting so fat. I need to find something to cheer me up. I think I'm going to go make some coffee. I miss having lattes every day for my breakfast. I miss so many silly things about life in Seattle and UW. Soo many things...