Surprisingly and oh too quickly one week of class and passed by! Que triste! This week we learned a lot about the 16-18 centuries of Spain, we also began to see the division that will eventually lead us to "Los dos Espanas." However, I wanted to take this time to talk about some of our fun excursions we've had during this week. Earlier we took a walking tour of the older part of downtown Alicante, which is full of gorgeous buildings and narrow walkways. During this excursion we visited two old churches, one of them is considered a concatedral, because it is almost like a cathedral. Both churches were filled with stunning art work, beautiful alters, and ornate statues Jesus, Mary, as well as some saints. In addition, we stopped by a new art museum fill with contemporary sculptures and paintings. As well as this tour, many of us went to the beach after class which was just amazing, something about laying on the beach, studying in the middle of winter, without being cold is very exciting.
Another important aspect of my trip I wanted to talk about is living with a host family. Unlike other trips, where everyone is in a hotel we are with the locals and it is great, this is such a rare opportunity to improve vocabulary and conversation skills. For example, I can go to the store or ask questions about my food allergy without any problems. Even if I am just listening to my family talk to each other, I am still learning more words and how to say them properly. I am so glad I am with a host family they are so loving, caring, and want you to be happy (and full!); but I am also glad I am staying with another girl too because together we can comprehend everything.