So I arrived in Spain on Friday morning, waited at the Oviedo airport until 2:00 then went to the bus station to meet my host family. The whole day was just a lot of sleeping with a couple breaks where I got up to eat. Not much adventure there…muy aburrido.
Saturday was our “orientation to the city of Oviedo.” That is in quotes because it was not really any kind of orientation or tour, it was more us walking as a group around Oviedo taking random turns, not really knowing where we were going for a few hours. While it was unproductive, it was fun and we all got to know each other better, which is always good. As true college students, we decided to go out Saturday night por supuesto, see what night life was like in Spain versus in Oxford. It wasn’t a ton different: you go to bars, hear music, dance, get hit on by hombres achispados, get disgusted by public restrooms, walk home buddy system, and go to sleep. But it was a ton of fun and, again, I got to know people in my group even better, making life-long friends or maybe just Spain buddies, either way. 🙂
Sunday, my host sister, Marta had to go back to her university so I went with my host family to León to drop her off. While in León, we walked around the city for a while. We went to the Cathedral of León, which is said to be the most beautiful cathedral in Spain, for good reason. It was GORGEOUS!! ¡Fenomenal! I was in awe of the details that went into it. If you’re in Spain, try to make it to see the Cathedral of León-so awesome.
Monday, we took our proficiency tests to be placed into a level for our classes. I got placed in intermediate high but José is forcing me into advanced low, which is a better schedule and probably more my level. But still the word advanced scares me so I keep wondering whether I should just drop back down to intermediate pero no sé. Then, afterward, a few of us went to walk around town, just exploring. We ended up getting chocolate-filled churros, which are AMAZING! So good. New addiction. We took some pictures and then headed home. Ate a huge dinner, watched some TV then Facebooked for a while. Now I am going to sleep. 🙂 ¡Buenos noches!