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The world upside down

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snow 4 °C

It has been snowing. No worries, I haven’t moved to Siberia meanwhile, I simply went to Salamanca for the weekend and it snowed. The world is upside down, people at home are telling me there are still more than 10 degrees and I’m here in Spain and winter has broken out. And this in November!!!
It all started last week when the temperature droped by ten degrees, but this even convinced my ironmade flatmate to start heating (well the heater is a bit dodgy as it is from the 50s, but at least I’m not freezing.)
Besides going to university, I have meanwhile started to teach English three times a week and after the first class I have realized that this is definitely not the job I’m made for. I’m teaching four completely non-interested students between 14 and 17 whose level of English is worse than you could imagine. I would have never thought the Spanish education system was that bad, but they just don’t have a clue, I´m sorry...
Working in a bar would have probably been less frustrating and more fun, but would also mean sacrificing my evenings/nights. And missing out on the nightlife in Spain would certainly be a pity.
I also couldn’t travel on the weekends; like I did last weekend. Six other girls and I went to Salamanca (2,5 hours northeast of Madrid), which apart from the chilly weather is a really nice city. Saw lots of historical, old buildings and it’s also known for being a student city. Have to admit though that I liked being there for the weekend, but at the moment couldn’t see myself living in a small place. Maybe, by the ocean, will see. That’s about the news with me. Attached a couple of new pics in my photo gallery so you get a visual idea of what I´m up to.

Posted by steff 07:27 Archived in Spain

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