Catedral de Sevilla and Life 3 Weeks In

Posted by sharpej at 5:51 am on Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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Things have been fantastic here in Sevilla. It really feels like we live here now. One way I can tell is I’ve actually become used to hanging up my clothes to dry, because here in Andalucia, Spain, they don’t believe in driers apparently. Just one of those simple things that makes the experience extra authentic.

Every Friday we have a class that counts towards our 3-credit orientation. The class consists of elaborate tours of historic spots around the city. The professor, Rosio, is a history genius! She knows everything about everything it seems. This past Friday, the seventeenth of February, Rosio took us to the Cathedral of Seville. It is one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world. Part of its architecture is of Arabic origin, which is very unique. There was also some Italian influence in a few rooms. We walked up its tall tower to get a beautiful view of the city. Although it was a lot to take in, the entire tour was breathtaking.

The weekend following was Carnaval. Cadiz, a city one hour away from Sevilla, holds the world’s third largest Carnaval celebration. We all went through one of the organizations for international student excursions. The trip was really easy and inexpensive. The streets in Cadiz, unlike in Sevilla, were packed with people in costume. It seemed like everyone in Cadiz was outside to celebrate. A group of us dressed up as fairies. It was a really cool experience being apart of Spanish culture like that.

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One for three for 24.

Posted by VDeLeon at 2:18 am on Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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Explanation of the title- 1 day left for 3 connecting flights which will last about a day (24hrs) to get to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Yes! 3 connecting flights that will take  me to a land of pure bliss, the weather here in NJ is sunny and 45 but feels like 39 while in Buenos Aires it is 77 and feels like — well 77 !. I’m pretty excited about leaving the cold weather into warm wonderful sunny weather.

Well, as I prepare to leave I will continue my packing later on today making sure I leave nothing behind and prepare all I need for Thursday afternoon when I leave to the airport. All I can say is I’m both excited and nervous, it’s a new experience having to travel on my own but at the same time I know it’ll be great one, being able to make my own decisions, at my own pace, enjoying my own time and being able to grow, it’ll be great.

For anyone who’s wondering this blog will keep all readers up to date about my life abroad and both the trials and tribulations of  studying abroad, the beauty, the ugly, the fun, the sad, the crazy fun filled days as well as the lows, and everything in between. Considering I am one who runs away from long readings I will keep most blogs short, sweet and simple.

I hope you all enjoy. <3

 

 

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