Hey lovely people! Bilbao has been treating me well. Yes, classes are getting better as we speak. The Spanish 4A (there’s a B class) class is tougher than I thought, but pray for me because the woman talks faster than what I’m use to. Sorry if I am reiterating this, but there is a guy in my class that speaks French, Spanish, English, German and Arabic… tell me again how I got into this class. Well, he’s not the only one. There are about 4 other people who are bilingual and are learning spanish as their 3rd language. Also, it doesn’t help that my host family congregates in the living room and we don’t have dinner together because there isn’t a place to eat meals together. That’s part of the experience I guess!? I try to speak to them often, but I feel secluded in my room. But it hasn’t been a whole week yet either! On the other hand, María complimented me this morning and packed me a lunch for the siesta! (: And I discovered these beauties during lunch today. America or UMW needs to step it up. It makes you coffee for like €0,60 (or not even $1) and gives you a good size. The other machine has sandwiches and some other good options! Why go out to eat when you can buy a while siesta here?!
This International Business class is getting really interesting. Since I am the only person that is not majoring or minoring in business, everything they say is so interesting about how globalization effects people. It’s just different than what I’ve been learning with math and science. So I enjoy that aspect of class.
Then, I was walking down the hallway with Brittany and I saw this man that looked so familiar and realized it was Dr. Jose Sainz (the program director for study abroad to spanish speaking countries I believe, I could be wrong?!) !!!! I didn’t know what was going on but I was so excited to see him. I gave him a hug and we talked for a solid 10 minutes. He was saying that he thought about me when he was at the airport because they were about to miss their flight to Bilbao but they made it in time. But we will have a UMW meeting tomorrow. He is just a great person and I was so ecstatic to see him. Haha that was a great and happy moment!
Shopping again?! Psshhh yes, we (Brittany and I) went shopping in Moyua! They had so many sales. I think I might be broke by the time I get home?! Yeah, ehh WHEN IN SPAIN… !
Yesterday, I meet this girl from Norway, Ida, and I asked her if she was with a group like CIDE or something at Deusto. She say she found this program online and doesn’t know much spanish but is in Spanish 3. She knows the basics like hola and adios. The point is, I saw her today and we had coffee at Café & Té (which is an awesome place to chat and/or do homework!) after class. While in this coffee shop, I talked to Erin B!!! We were planning our trip to Rome (: YAY!
Ciao for now! ("bye" in Italian)!
Words to live by: “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign." — Robert Louis Stevenson
Song of the day: Love and Happiness by Al Green