Thursday, July 9, 2009

Una semana para recordar

Hola a todas!

Sorry for the lag in updates - it's been a busy week. I am currently trying to keep myself awake until my 3-hour Literature seminar tonight.

Yesterday, we started off at 4:30AM for Pamplona to see the world-famous San Fermines festivales - it includes the Running of the Bulls. We didn't watch the Running, due to the dangerous nature. However, we did watch the festival afterwards. I still cannot believe I witnessed it - I was there, I was at El Encierro de 2009. The town is packed and will be for awhile ... people come from EVERYWHERE to see this and the mixture of cultures is thrilling. We met some people from Texas and it was nice to understand someone here for a little bit ;)

We ended up in San Sebastian yesterday afternoon... which is a beach town right on the water. It was of course, beautiful, and full of history. We were going to spend time on the beach, but it was chilly and cloudy by the time we got there. We walked around and explored for awhile.

Classes are going well - we just started and the professors are already talking about our final exams... I guess that's what happens when you're taking a 4-week class.

And also, we found peanut butter! Spain does sell it, you just have to look. Needless to say, I have been snacking on Ritz's and peanut butter since then :]

Pictures from yesterday ::

Bull ring after the run

The group in our 'En Encierro' attire (all white, with red belt and/or scarf)

It's tradition to have 'chocolate con churros' after the Run

Adios for now, family and friends.