Nerja July 15th


We had a very busy day today! After having the morning free, the students listened to a seminar given by myself and our local leader, Patricia, in which we gave a brief summary of Spain’s long, rich history and talked a bit about some of Spain’s more well-known traditions like Semana Santa, Las Fallas de Valencia, and the tomato throwing festival known as La Tomatina.

In the afternoon we headed over to Nerja’s biggest beach, Burriana, to have another session with our Language Partners. We spent a few hours on the beach and played a couple very entertaining games of volleyball and took a swim in the Mediterranean to cool down from the now very hot temperatures.

Later in the evening the students re-united with the language partners and they went off in groups to enjoy some tapas and get a feel for how the locals dine out. Each group went to three or four different tapas bars and tried things such as “pulpo a la gallega” (Galician octopus), tortilla de patatas, and sangre encebollada.

Tomorrow we have the morning free so the students can enjoy the beach then we have dinner reservations at a seaside restaurant with a special surprise planned!

Hasta mañana!

photo 1

Charlie going up for the spike

photo 3

With our Language Partners

photo 2

John with the service



  1. Rachel Phelps says:

    Dave, your daily blogs have been wonderful! thank you so much for including photos, and keeping the posts with just enough detail as not to be overwhelming…. but the photos are really the best. Thank you!! Rachel

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