Published: June 3rd 2009June 2nd 2009
Sunday morning, I overslept and had to rush out of the hostel before they charged me for an extra night. I made it to my bus stop and climbed on with my 29345792384 bags. Oy. My bus stopped near the beach and I walked towards the metro stop. BUT the ones I passed look like they didn't go back towards the school. O_o; So, I just kept walking. By the time I got to where the metro turns around and goes towards the school, I figured "Ah, I've already walked this far. It can't be long!" ¡Ay dios mío! I dragged those bags for ages. Honestly, it's not that long of a walk, but when you're carrying heavy bags, it's torture. :/
Anyway, I made it to my school and got all settled. I wanted to take a photo of the room before I trashed it, but I was so tired that I didn't care. My stuff is all over the place, now, but imagine my college dorm with a private bathroom. (OH YES PRIVATE BATHROOM. ♥!) I was starving by this time so, I asked the girl at the reception desk if there was a supermercado nearby. She said
that everything was closed because it's Sunday. O_O; She gave me directions to OpenCor, but my directional skills suck, so I just went for a walk.
I arbitrarily took streets until I saw people walking by with shopping bags. HURRAY! I went in the direction they were coming from and found OpenCor. Oh baby Jesus, it's just like Walgreen's! I love it so much. They have wrapped sandwiches that are delicioso. I'm so excited about OpenCor. I can't explain it.
Monday morning, I overslept again. :/ They called my room and were like, "Um.. Are you coming down, today or tomorrow?" I was like, "Gjoasdhgadg!" So, I rushed downstairs to take my Spanish test. It was hard! It was part multiple choice, written, and spoken. Oh, dear. She asked me simple questions, but my brain froze and I couldn't think. I mumbled a lot and I think I said a lot of craziness. haha.
In the end, she placed me into a low group because my that. She said that I know present tense and a little past tense, but that she wanted to start me there. It's fine, though. I know more than the kids in
my class, but they speak Spanish better than I do. (Odd?) Also, the professors are clarifying a lot on things that I know. The details of usage, I guess.
I didn't walk as much on Sunday and Monday as I had over the weekend, so I decided to go for a walk after class on Tuesday. I took the metro to a stop near Jardines del Real (Royal Gardens) and it was a short walk from there. MY GOD. It was so pretty! Lots of people were out there exercising, walking their dogs, or playing with their kids. Some guy even had a big, black hog out there. The dogs were freaking out and all the kids were mesmerized. :D It was really lovely out there.
It was almost 8, I think, when I decided to leave. (It doesn't get dark here until RIGHT after 9, I think.) I was walking along one main street and looking at all the stores when it reached a roundabout and I had no idea where to go from there. I just kept going straight, but it was a little neighborhood that wasn't on my map. So, I went north towards the
metro line. When I reached the end, I saw the University of Valencia (Tarrongers Campus) on my right. Right where I wanted to be! So, I went that way and took a right at the end of the street.
As I was walking I thought, "Oh, wait... This isn't right." The stores looked familiar, but it wasn't the way to my dorm. As I kept walking, I realized that this was the street I took on Sunday to get to OpenCor. Perfect because I needed food and water badly. When I was done with OpenCor, I knew exactly how to get back to my dorm. Baby Jesus must be watching me because that was a perfect accident. I probably won't go back towards Jardines del Real, though. It's a good walk, but my class ends so late that by the time I get there I don't have much time before I need to come back. :/
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