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Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga February 29th 2008

HIIIII I am currently in a Hostel in Malaga, Spain!!!! We just had a friend, Nick kill a bug that looked like two QUARTERS big EWWW i don´t know if i was a cockroach or some other bug! Today we went to the bus stop and got on a bus, then we got off the bus at another bus stop in the park. (tinto de verano, look it up) Anyways we went to the cathedral store and then the cathedral which was beautifulllL! After we walked down the street and I saw a museum de Santa Ana so we ended up going in! It was a very nice place with many religious statues to look at and a good bathroom that had toilet paper! (not all of them do here) After that we went to ... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga February 28th 2008

Saturday - our program organized an excursion to Ronda for us. Ronda is a small town in the mountains behind Malaga, with traces of its Islamic influence still present. It was raining but we made the best of it... Even in the rain I could see the beauty of the landscape. The entire city is built on a cliff and the gorges are... well, gorgeous. The city is also a lot bigger than I had expected (I was looking forward to dirt paths and donkeys...). I'd love to go back some sunny day in the future because it's only about an hour and 1/2 bus ride away from Malaga. The rest of the week was filled with classes and organizing several trips. This week only had 3 school days because Thursday is Andalucia Day... conveniently enough ... read more
the gate of Ronda
when mosques turn into churches
wine barrels in Ronda

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga February 27th 2008

Because"futbol" is the most popular sport in Spain and all of Europe, we decided to take a free Sunday afternoon and go to the Malaga futbol game. Malaga is in the secondary league of Spain; it´s like the Greenville Drive (but soccer) of Malaga. The major teams in Spain are Barcelona, Real Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia, etc. Of course the one day we decide to go to the soccer game, the temperature drops to the 40s, the cloud open up, and down pours the rain. Some luck; I mean Malaga hasn´t seen rain in months.....until we got here. None the less, we still had a pretty fun time. Malaga ended up winning 4-1 so the scoring kept the game exciting. I did expect to see more people at the game. Maybe it was the weather;but, I don´t ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga February 26th 2008

Well...it feels like it has been a long time since I have done this, so it may be a little short because I can't really remember everything that has gone on since the last time I wrote for the blog. So, I had another class start last week, photography. I am actually really excited by this class and it seems super easy. The teacher seems really nice as well. There are two girls from my group in the class with me, and the teacher definitely knew we were American or at least foreign and she had patience with us which was very nice. Really the only things we have to do is show up to class, have a portfolio of at least five pictures by the end of the semester, and take a twenty-question final examen. ... read more
This place is full of beautiful views.
Still pretty...
Sheena, Amanda, and Laura

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga February 25th 2008

Hi everyone! Sorry about not updating this very often. I have been pretty busy lately. We have been to a lot of places and been doing lots of things around Malaga. Everything here is getting a lot more normal, and time has been flying by. I cannot believe that i have already been here for a month! That is crazy! I have been having a lot of fun though. I finally got to see Pepe and I got to meet his family. They are really really nice too. I am going to try to go to one of his basketball games pretty soon if I can. It was a lot of fun to see him. I have figured out most of Malaga, well at least the parts that I go to the most. So, it is ... read more
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Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga February 22nd 2008

Life in Spain sure is different. Classes start on Monday the 25th, but not really until March 31, and after that we can switch around until the 28 of April (Just in Case...). I have already picked mine and had them approved by Roanoke (thank god!). I have no class on Monday or Friday, so anyone who would like visit... come during one of my many 4 day weekends. I have gotten to know my roommates a bit more. Both of them are from Spain, about 2 hours away from here in different cities in the Costa del Sol. Unfortunately i cannot really understand what they are saying most of the time because they speak with a heavy Andalucian accent, where they speak as if they have taken speed, do not pronounce their syllables and the ... read more
Some Erasmus students at Flamenco
Some Holland Pals
the stage

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga February 22nd 2008

This week was the first week of classes. Here in Málaga, and I think all of Spain, each area of study ("Facultad"-basically each college within the University) starts at a different time. Of course, all my classes started the first week. On top of that, we had a 5 day workshop that was supposed to introduce us to writing academically in spanish... Instead, we learned what the Internet is and that you need to end your final sentence with a period. Super. It was 3 hours every day of time wasted listening to one of the strangest people I have ever met in my life. The teacher spoke to us as if we were children and ALWAYS ended her sentences with, "de acuerdo?"(agree?) ... it would be easier for me to do an impression of her ... read more
statue on campus

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga February 18th 2008

What a crazy, fun, long, cold, and exciting weekend this was! The vacation is over, kinda, because last week was our final week of getting out of class early. My school day finishes at one now, which seems early, but throw in a 35 minute walk, a huge lunch, a two hour siesta or so, and my day is about over! Usually I can find time to squeeze in some chocolate con churros or icecream in there, but man, the days are rough here :) So last friday we, meaning a group of like 10 of us ISA kids, decide we want to go check out these caves we heard about. So after class, backpacks, books and all, we hike on over to the bus station. The bus station might I add, that prior to ... read more
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Beach Fun
Playing in the water.

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga February 17th 2008

Saturday I was up early, as usual. So I decided to go for a run because Carolina was still asleep (and would be sleeping until 2, haha). I ran toward and through campus to get to the sports pavilion, where I wanted to check out the outdoor track. I get there and there are multiple coach buses lining the street and people in the stands. As I get closer I realize that a game was taking place! At first I thought it was futbol (soccer) because they were doing a kick... but then they picked up the ball and started running with it so I thought football... not until they huddled and started pushing did I realize they were playing rugby! So I took a breather and sat down in the bleachers and watched. What a ... read more

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga February 16th 2008

The last couple of days I have spent going to orientation and class during the day and exploring the night life. We took a placement exam for our spanish grammar class, figured out which classes to take, started our contemporary spain class (in which we talked about Picasso) and got a guided tour of Malaga. The tour was great, we went to the castle and to a few museums... one of which was the house of Picasso. Apparently he was born there in like 1881 and lived in Malaga until he was 10. It's cool to learn the history and then be able to look at his art in a new way. I will be taking a spanish grammar class, a spanish literature class, a contemporary spain class and a psychology of personality class... all taught ... read more
Alcazaba by night




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