Saturday, January 17, 2009

The one week mark.... kinda

Well, it's been about a week here in Spain. I still can't believe it, I wake up and go through my daily routine... take a shower (that's tiny, and limited with hot water) eat a quick breakfast (normal cereal and milk) and catch the bus and go to school with my roommate. My classes aren't too difficult, but they're not too easy either. I am learning to hear Spanish better, but the speaking still comes very slow. Most people are patient with me which is comforting. I'm sorry I still don't have pictures to show.... but I will hopefully within the nest week or so. The weather over here is chilly, but from what I hear far warmer than in the States. Last night was my first Friday in Murcia-- me and a bunch of the other girls went out for dinner, drinks, and then dancing. The Estrella Levante is a good beer, so if you can get a hold of it in the states, it's worth a try. When "you close down a bar" people honestly don't go home till about 6 or 7 in the morning... not exactly my thing, but we'll see as the semester progresses. I went to a mall that was much like America, Pizza Hut, Subway, Burger King... what more could you ask for? Haha-- it was fun enough, but once you've seen one mall, you've seen them all. I'm really learning to appreciate the culture here... they have the right idea as their motto is "We live for living, not live for working." It's wonderful... when you go out to eat, it's expected and normal to sit at a table talking long after the coffee, wine, or food is gone for at least an hour, but many times more. Everyone walks everywhere here, work, school, social gatherings... everywhere, and the women do it in heels! I haven't mastered that yet :)
I hope to start traveling around Spain next weekend, maybe go to Granada, it's close to Murcia, but we'll see. That's all the news I have for now....

Pictures sooooon!


  1. I love your blog! :) Hey, Jesse is goign to get your W-2 from Automotive Solutions...give me a shout and let me know where you want it to go ;)

  2. Thanks for the Beer tip. I'll have to see if I can find it at the World Market.

  3. YAY!!! I am glad you are having a wonderful time in Spain. I'm surviving over here, even with being sick and -5 degree weather. I am glad you are once again out exploring the world, learning new and beautiful things in life you wouldn't otherwise get to at home. I can't wait to see pictures and to hear from you again. :)

  4. Enjoy every minute of it! It will all go by too fast! Can't wait to read more of your posts.

  5. just read this...

    "once you've seen one mall, you've seen them all"

    oh, isnt that the truth! NOLA taught me that bigtime... along with the idea of taking time to enjoy what you're doing and who with. The northeast is just a different feel from that!