Friday, December 23, 2011

Feliz Navidad!

I'm starting my Christmas adventures today. I have to head to Granada tonight so I can get the bus early tomorrow to the airport and then its Granada --> Barcelona, Barcelona --> Vienna. Were staying a few days in Vienna then heading to a smaller college town in Austria called Graz. Then taking the 8 hour train ride to Prague for New Years and then Budapest and then back to Vienna to fly back January 6th. I'm very excited although its definitely weird not being with family.
Also, today I had to dress up as Santa at school, I wasn't fooling anyone except the three year olds. I think about 30% of the kids started crying at the woman covered in black paint because she was supposed to be the black wiseman, pretty hilarious/a tad racist.  Anyways the kids put on a little play and sang a song. I have videos that I will upload later. But for now here is a picture....


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Bringing back the nose ring

Today I decided that I missed my nose ring that I had so I went to go get it re-pierced. Definitely a different experience that getting piercings done at home. Not to say that it wasn't a clean place but when I pointed out the ring I wanted, instead of getting one in a sealed plastic bag, she just pulled it out of the box with her hand. The piercer did disinfect it but I was a little bit sketched out. At the end they just handed me a sheet of what to do to clean it, they didn't give me any stuff to clean it with but my roommates told me I could go to a pharmacy and pick up the spray. It was an experience but here it is!

Monday, December 12, 2011


This weekend and friend and I took off to Malaga for two nights. We stayed in this great hostel right down by the beach and luckily it was t-shirt weather so we took advantage. I definitely want to go back once its real beach weather. We ended up meeting 2 Australians and hung out with them for most of the time.  We walked around the city for a while and last night we found a bar that was playing the Barcelona vs Real Madrid game. Barcelona won 3-1! Over all it was a great trip but I only have a few pictures due to complications with the memory card on my camera.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Puente #1

So this week I've had already five days off, I had work today, and then I have another four days off. I literally don't know what to do with myself. I may take a trip up to Madrid for the next couple days, but it depends on whether or not I'm going to see Red Hot Chili Peppers in Madrid next week. They are celebrating the equivalent of our independence day here, Dia de la Constitucion. I have seven classes left until Christmas break, I feel like I'm ripping off the spanish government this month because they're paying me about 70 euros (about $100) a day this month.
This past weekend a few friends and I went to a town outside Jaen called Linares to go Bowling. We debated whether or not to take the bus, we wanted to walk from the train station even though we had no idea where the center of town was. It was a good thing we took the bus because a. we started walking the wrong way and b. it would have been a solid hour of walking up hill on roads like this...

It was a pretty view though...

And then we got to bowling and I think I bowled 3 or 4 strikes. Our team was on fire!