Saturday, November 29, 2008


Last weekend the school group went to Granada and Cordoba. It was really neat! I really liked the city and the diverse architecture and everything. I bought some neat Christmas gifts, too. Here are some photos :)

In the cathedral in Granada

Outside of the Alhambra

Still outside the Alhambra


With Skye inside the Alhambra

Cool ceiling

Children messing with the kitty

Pretending to lay on a bush

Britney got her hand through the really dense bush!

More pretty plants in the gardens of the Alhambra

A tower in Cordoba

Chasing a dove

Something important in the Mezquita, it was like... a dome thing they built to make it so the sound of the caliph's voice carried better during religious ceremonies because the building got to be so big. Or something like that.

Monday, November 24, 2008


On my actual birthday I got up and began my day by getting dressed and stuff then heading to lunch with my host mom, brothers, sister and sister's boyfriend. We went to a place with tapas that are "muy típico de Caí" according to my host mom. It was very yummy, I thoroughly enjoyed the food. After we ate I came back home because I had a date to Skype with my mom and dad. I got to talk to them finally around 6PM I think. Archie was very sweet and let me look at him for longer than normal on webcam. I miss him. Kiki was apathetic as usual. It was good to talk to my mom and dad, too. My host family got to come on webcam and say hi to them. It was quite entertaining. My host mom was like, "!la cuido muy bien!" and my host brother busted out some English like I've never heard him speak before, I was impressed. He said something like, "you have a very nice daughter, blahblah..."

After the family time I got ready to go to my Czech friends' flat where we were to have cake and hang out. They ended up feeding me a bunch of gin and then made me go out when all I wanted to do was stay home and eat cake and then sleep. So we went out and hung out with people, went to bars and chatted, no dancing. I was too tired. It might not sound exciting or very fun how I just described it but I had a very nice time, I really have a good time with the Czech guys. They're fun to be around.

One other highlight of my birthday was receiving flowers :) they're beautiful.

Now for some photos!

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lovely flowers

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some of the lunch

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Miguel (Gema's boyfriend), me, Juan Antonio, host mom

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crammed in the car on the drive home

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garbage toy. I played with this and then my friends told me they found it in a dumpster...

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Lukas, me, Alex

And my favorite photo from my birthday...

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Compare with:

monkey business in Gibraltar

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Punta Umbria

Okay so I went to this place and watched a tournament the other weekend. I made some good friends from Sevilla and I will see them again on the weekend of December 6. I took photos, go here to see the album:

I celebrated my birthday the last two nights, it was nuts. My Czech friends made me this awesome card and gave me a stuffed animal monkey and we went out and it was a lot of fun. Photos to come later.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

La espera

I go home in 44 days. I wish it were more like 4... Not having the most fun here but the next few weeks will hopefully go by quickly. I am happy about the election, but watching the videos of the speeches and the people in the street celebrating makes me homesick too much.

My birthday is soon, hopefully that will be enjoyable. I haven't blogged in forever, just wanted to update and say I'm alive and stuff.