Friday, September 30, 2011

Long Time, No See

Oops, it's been awhile, hasn't it?

I have several excuses ready, don't worry. Initially the plan was not to post until I had found an apartment, and then that turned out to be way more difficult than I thought. Then I got sick with the stomach flu, probably sicker than I've been in my life (or at least in a very long time), so I was trapped in bed for almost 4 days. And now I live in an apartment that does not yet have internet.

So all of that posts very frequently, at least not for now. And no pictures! Sorry. :(

But I like Vigo very well so far (which is where I've decided to live...I came and then couldn't get the ambition up to go check out Ourense as well...which I'm sure is very nice, but I'm lazy!). It's very hilly, which will be a good leg workout!

I've also noticed that Galician people seem to be MUCH friendlier than the Basque people were. Not that the Basques were UNfriendly, just...more introverted. Galicians so far seem to want to go way out of their way to be helpful all the time, and are willing to strike up conversation at any moment. And the Galician language is not completely incomprehensible. So I like Galicia pretty well so far. It helps that tapas are free here!

I don't have too much to report, as I haven't yet started school (Monday! Eek!). I did say I'd tell about my flight and how 36 hours of travel is excessive...but I've since decided that that's pretty self-explanatory.

I can tell that today I went to a nature preserve on these islands called Las Islas Cies, which was gorgeous. There are forests and rocks and crystal-blue water all in one tiny area. Pictures to come, I promise. Plus pictures of my apartment. And Vigo itself.

Until next time, I'll leave you with one vocab word that I've learned: chavales, which means kids. I'll probably be needing to use that one a lot!

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