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Basque country and Flamenco dancing


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University has started meanwhile and I got a couple of interesting
classes in Arts History and Latin American studies, but it isn´t
always easy to understand the professors speaking or mumbling really fast spanish.

I also had my first temporal job a couple of days ago, which was
working as a translator/hostess for a group of 35 Austrians. It
was grant, but not exactly what I would like to do for the rest
of my life...

But now to the fun stuff. My dear Maren was here to visit and
apart from spending a fab time in Madrid, we drove up to the
Basque country to spend a weekend in Oñati (the village where
one of my flatmates is from) and also San Sebastian.

All of you who told me San Sebastian is awesome you were
right, we absolutely loved it! Not only it is by the sea (just can´t get enough of it), but also walking around the historic part of the city with all its Tapa bars and narrow streets was very cool.

Maren and I were also extremly lucky as we hadn´t booked
accomodation in advance, but found a lovely and fairly cheap
hostel in the centre of town at 7 pm on the Saturday night (so in case you need a recommendation, let me know)!
Not to mention that we had parked my flatmates car
all day with out paying for a parking ticket (honestly, we didn´t know) and when we got back to it, to get our backpacks only the French car in front of us had been fined...

Since Maren left I have sort of slightly slipped into a daily
life routine, it´s amazing how soon and easy you adapt to life
in another country.
As I always liked taking part in the culture life of the country
I live in, I have meanwhile started a Flamenco course, which is
absolutely hilarious! I have no clue what I´m doing, but the
teacher finds it great to have a blonde, German student for a
change. She also told me I should give a performance on my
friend´s future weddings after returning home. So be aware with
the invitations ;).

P.S.: Can´t wait to get my laptop (next week finally!) back to share some new pics with you!

Posted by steff 08:36 Archived in Spain

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