Blogs from Málaga, Andalusia, Spain, Europe - page 14


Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga March 15th 2008

Some updates: My friend Tiffany is no longer in my Literature class, I am now alone. However, I have found comfort in knowing that the professor is very understanding. I also have my friend Fran who helps me when I don't understand something in class. He's my partner for our group presentation and we met outside of class to put it together. We finished the whole thing even though we kept getting distracted by talking about more interesting things like our travels and Semana Santa plans... I ended up talking to the professor and he agreed to let me write a paper in place of speaking in front of the class. So I didn't really have to work on the presentation but it was a good learning experience anyways. This week is Semana Santa, which is ... read more
on Calle Larios
Virgin Mary on Larios

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga March 11th 2008

Hola Todos! Here is the beautiful city of Málaga! I have spent a little more than a month in Spain, and have been learning a lot about Spanish culture and language. However, speaking is still very difficult. It is tough to open yourself up to speak, when you have to think about how to formulate the sentence in Spanish. Each day is a little easier, but there is something new to learn everyday, so it feels like you are just spinning your wheels. I know that with more practice it will get easier. University classes have been underway for a couple of weeks now, and they are not too difficult, yet. The have not really received any work from my classes however, and I guess there really is no work to be done. The most work ... read more
Plaza de los Toros

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga March 4th 2008

Well, I just had one big weekend. Since this is coming a few days late I might forget some things or this might turn out to be one of those rambling entries. So I apologize for either if they occur. So Morocco, or Marruecos as they say here in Spain, was phenomenal. First, I couldn't have gone with a better group of people. There were six of us altogether, five girls and one lone guy, Jim. You can see all of them on the video. They are all awesome people, and it was just a nice laid back trip with them. We all had each others backs, but there were also times where we could just do our own thing. It was pretty fun with them, and we only left a person behind once and we ... read more
Hotel Chams
View from the hotel.
A Catholic Church in Tetuan

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga March 2nd 2008

Hola from Spain! So, I have been really busy lately with school and all of our excursions. My classes are fun - my grammar class is kinda hard, but the others are really fun. The weather has gotten a lot nicer here this week. It has been in the upper 60's to low 70's all week, and really sunny. It is crazy, the weather here though. It is so dry, so if you are in the shade it is pretty cool, but if you are in the sun it is insanely hot. It is really weird. They don't have any humidity even though the city is right on the ocean. I have some new pictures to put up of the Malaga soccer game that we went to. It was really fun, but it was raining thw ... read more
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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 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

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

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