Hola Amigos! This summer I was given the incredible opportunity to study abroad in Salamanca Spain for 6 weeks. It is going to be awesome. I am currently sitting in my great host mom's apartamento in Salamanca, we had lunch and are headed to the Plaza Mayor in an hour. But before I get started in on Salamanca, I went to 2 cool places this week: London and Madrid.
I have family and a friend I was visiting in London, and I came at the perfect time. My aunt had two tickets to Wimbledon and took me with her to spend a day at Britain's famous tennis championships. I ate strawberries and cream and watched Sloane Stephens defeat her opponent. It was incredible, and I definitely made my sister (my family's tennis player) jealous.
(Me in front of Centre Court eating strawberries and cream)
Other things I did in London:
I flew to Madrid a day early in case anything would happen with my flights, I didn't want to miss the 3 hour bus ride to Salamanca. So in Madrid I scoped out the city. I went shopping in Plaza del Sol, ate tapas and drank 1 euro Sangria in Plaza Mayor, and got my caricature drawn for 5 euro. The thing that is going to surprise me the most about Spain is how delayed everything is. No one is in a hurry about anything. The food times are pushed way back: lunch is at 2, dinner is at 10, and the nightlife gets going at 2 am. It's definitely a different culture, and it will take me some time to get used to speaking Spanish all the time, but I think it will be an awesome experience.
My caricature! Doesn't resemble me at all, but it's worth it.
Adios por ahora!