¡Hola! So, this blog will be for anyone who cares to keep up on my doings in Spain. This will be different for me because I've been writing my journal in Spanish to practice, but in any case, here goes.
My journey in Spain started on January 7, 2009 at the Salt Lake International where I said goodbye to my family (the ones who were there, anyway). I had a flight to Denver, where I added a shot glass to my collection and said goodbye to my country, and then had another flight to Frankfurt, Germany. I would've bought another shot glass but I didn't have enough time between flights. In any case, after Germany came the short flight to Barcelona, Spain, where my host mom, Mapi picked me up and drove me to there home in La Mora, which is just outside of Tarragona.
There house is beautiful - with a basement that's not really a basement, a ground floor, and a second story. The whole back of the house is covered in sliding glass doors so that you can take in the view of the Mediterranean. I live in the basement which is not really a basement, or it doesn't feel like a basement to me. I have a huge amount of space pretty much to myself, with a large bedroom, a living area with a kitchenette, and a bathroom. I'll post pictures later.
The kids are a lot of fun. Ruben just turned six, is really active, and loves soccer. He can be a handful sometimes, because he doesn't have a very long attention span, but when he is listening to you (and not tired or hungry) he is great! Anna (who is eleven) is a mix of really active and outgoing, but also very dedicated to school. She likes to do her homework as soon as she gets home, and freaks out when she has tests. She is really sweet and speaks English really well, as she spent the first five years of her live in the United States.
I haven't meant Jaume (my host dad) yet, because he is in the States on business. Mapi, on the other hand, is very nice and talkative. She is very concerned about nutrition - she has told me that I am drinking too much water (what's wrong with a half gallon a day, I ask you?) and has often forced me into putting a coat on when I know perfectly well that if I have a coat plus a jacket, I will be too hot. But she just wants me to be happy, and I can understand her concern, because she is used to much warmer weather than I am. Overall I like her very much.
I will write more probably tomorrow, because I have a lot more to say! For now, hasta luego!
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