Many of them will miss the food. While it is possible to make Spanish food in the states, there are simply some ingredients that you cannot substitute. It is also quite difficult to duplicate the atmosphere that one experiences at a typical cafe here in Spain. Going out for tapas is part of daily life - meeting with friends and family, enjoying food and drink together. Another custom that many students were able to enjoy on at least one occasion is spending a Sunday afternoon at a country home with the extended family. This may be to celebrate a birthday or baptism or just because. It is one of the only things to do on a Sunday since virtually all the stores are closed.
I have included various photos this time. Many were taken in the cafeteria. We are fortunate to have an hour for lunch. This has been a great social hour for everyone. They have played many games of euchre after each meal.
The Despedida (Goodbye) program is Saturday evening. The choir will be performing several songs and the theater will perform two short plays. We are preparing daily and looking forward to a successful event.
|At Atocha train station in Madrid.|
|Castillo Calatrava el Nuevo|