First, I went to Málaga (southern Spain) with a friend. We had planned the trip along time ago, with nothing but the beach in mind. Of course, mother nature had other plans. It was cloudy/coldish the entire time which was big bummer since the only thing we had planned on was going to the beach every day. But we made the best of it and went to Fuengirola, another city close by, where my friend had some friends living. We stayed with them for the weekend, and had a crazy weekend.
|at least we got some beach time!|
But we finally arrived in Madrid and made our way to my host families house to shower and sleep a bit (which turned into the entire day for Hanna...although that is no surprise for those of us who know her) Unfortunately I had to go to classes because it was nearing the end of the semester. Hanna spent a lot of time with my host family, which had to have been really funny to witness seeing as she doesn't speak any Spanish and they don't speak any English. I don't think my host mom understood that because every time I came home she was always telling me that she had tried to explain something to Hanna but she didn't understand...must have been the word choice, otherwise I am sure she would have got it. ;) The week in Madrid was great. We did all the touristy stuff and I was able to show her where my new apartment would be and explore the neighborhood a bit with her. We had a great week together and I was very sad to see her go - although my year is quickly disappearing, and I will be back home with her before I know it.
|My host mom had to teach Hanna and Lukas how to eat ;)|
On Monday I started working, which is a big change from the university, which was basically a year of vacation with some classes thrown in there. I am really liking it so far, although I don't really have any time to go and do anything - but that is what weekends are for I guess!
Well that is all for now, stayed tuned for more updates! (although no promises on the frequency)