Exploring Southern Spain after a great stay in Salamanca
The last week in Salamanca was filled with lots of fun, activities, and celebrations. On Monday we joined the other Mester students to take a tour of the city followed by a tapa route. After eating lots of tasty tapas we celebrated the beginning of the week at Camelot, a discoteca.
On Tuesday, we took a Salsa class and then went on a nice relaxing walk to the river to listen to some live jazz music.
On Wednesday we went to see Spiderman in Spanish. The students seemed to really enjoy the movie night as well as lots of movie snacks. On Thursday we celebrated Kate’s 18th Birthday… congratulations Kate! We had cute cupcakes and sang happy birthday in Spanish. That evening we had an art class and the students made impressive creations out of fimo clay. Later the students met up with their language partners to practice their Spanish skills, followed by a night tour of the city. On Friday we explored the city via bike, visited the cathedral at night, and we went out for ice cream. This was an amazing last week in Sweet Salamanca.
On Saturday the Super Seven went to Segovia to visit the famous aqueduct built by the Romans. Afterwards touring the city, taking photos of the aqueduct and visiting the castle we left to visit Avilia. In Avilia we viewed the famous wall that surrounds the city. On Sunday we said goodbye to Salamanca and headed to Cordoba. After a long day of travel the students were excited to go the Arab baths to relax and rejuvenate. After the Arab baths we headed to an Arab restaurant for a delicious dinner.
On Monday we left Cordoba and headed to Granada. In Granada we went to visit the amazing Alhambra and the beautiful gardens of the Generalife. Afterwards we had a delicious dinner followed by an impressive flamenco show. On Tuesday we left Granada and headed to the beaches of Nerja. Upon arrival in Nerja the students had free time to take a dip in the sea and grab a bite to eat. In the afternoon we went to visit the Nerja caves, a truly impressive place filled with huge stalagmites and stalactites. Today we took an adventurous tour of the Maro Cliffs via Kayak followed by a free afternoon for rest, relaxation, and preparation for the next adventure. Tomorrow we will say goodbye to Nerja and head to Seville for a week of Immersion.
- Kelli McGiven, US Leader