Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Spain Post #1

Hello from Spain.
After a hellatious time at the Heathrow Airport, I am here. We spent a fabulous weekend in Madrid, a much different experience than being here on a canned tour with students. We did 2 interesting walking tours. One was a tour of the Barrio de las Letras, where we got to see the traditional craftsmen of Madrid who are still working. For example, we saw where they make churros, a guitar maker, a silver smith and an iron works/foundry. Very cool, very ``off the beaten path``. In the evening, we went on a tour of the taverns and learned about how they evolved and the legends and customs surrounding them.
Right now I am in Caceres, a small city in Extremadura, to the west of Madrid. I am living with a delightful older woman and attending classes.
Mas later. We are getting ready to go and I´m paying by the hour.


Blogger NYC Educator said...

Hmmm...I'm a little jealous. But it really sounds great. Beats the hell out of teaching summer school, I gotta imagine.

6/17/2008 5:49 PM  
Blogger Profesora de español said...

Disfrútelo todo!

6/17/2008 6:16 PM  
Blogger MsAbcMom said...

My parents are there right now too! They have spent most of the time in Madrid but spent a day in Salamanca and an overnight in Toledo. They are having a blast.

Enjoy your stay.

6/17/2008 9:24 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chili said...

How WONDERFUL! Keep having a fantastic time, take lots of pictures, and KEEP WRITING! I'm totally living vicariously through you, and am eagerly looking forward to more!

6/18/2008 6:51 AM  
Blogger CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

Although envy is one of the Seven Deadly Sins, I envy you! Keep your eyes open to the wonders around you (you know, the little daily things) and tell us all about them!

6/19/2008 7:34 AM  

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