Today was a MUCH better day. I had my classes, which were fine. I am struggling to understand Spain Spanish. There C's sound like th's here, (it sounds like they all have this really bad lisp) and other little quirks so I find myself a little lost in class, but the teachers here are very helpful. I am learning a lot of stuff that I didn't learn in Costa Rica, so that is a big plus. This is my school:
Yesterday afternoon I went into the city. It is such a gorgeous city. Old buildings, and lovely little walk ways. Artists on the streets, nuns and priests walking around, church bells ringing, two men on a bench playing an accordian and trumpet. I could have walked around the city all day but I had to get back for dinner. I also went to the Plaza de Toros de La Malagueta, (in english: bullfighting ring). Here are some pics I took of the city.
Plaza de Toros (no fights were planned this month)
Everyone rides scooters here... EVERYONE~!
This is the Cathedral. It was my favorite thing that day. If you are a Ken Follett fan, he wrote "World Without End" and "Pillars of the Earth", then you can understand why I am so fascinated by cathedral building. In his books he talks about the master builder and his plans for building such a massive and complex structure. It was so cool to walk into this building and know the history of how it was built. This one was built in the 1400's.
Today, as a school activity, we all went on a hike. The leader said "It's just a nice little hike up the mountain".. nice little hike my ass. This was the equivalent of AB mountain in Skagway, but not as high. Luckily I was prepared. Here are some pictures:
Here is some of the students at the school. Left to right: Frank - Germany, Me, Matiz - Germany, Leon - Germany, Forgot her name - Holland, Dede - Holland, Charletta, Holland, Daniel - Austria
The top of San Anton Mountain
Malaga after sundown
Tomorrow I am going to go to the train station, and then to the city center again to look around. I am hoping to go to the Picasso museum. Did you know that Pablo Picasso was born here? I didn't, but he was, it's true. So I will go and admire some of his work.