It's officially been one week since I've landed in Barcelona, Spain! It's very beautiful here! On November 12th, we arrived. I was beyond exhausted! I didn't get much sleep on the plane. It was about an 8 your flight! When we got to Barcelona, we met Ashley, our contact person in Spain. Once we met him, we all boarded a bus and headed straight to school! On our way to school I saw some beautiful scenery! It's all so different from Kentucky!
When we got to school, we had a quick meeting and then off to breakfast. For breakfast I had a donut ( very good!) and some Apple juice! I then went on a tour of the school and met my teacher. The school is huge! It's 4 separate buildings. The buildings are used for all different ages/grades. The first building is for infantry (similar to kindergarten), the second and third for primary, and the fourth for secondary ( similar to middle school). They have a huge playground! They also have full sized soccer (futbol) and basketball courts. It amazes me how big the school is! After the tour, I met my teacher. His name is Richard. He teaches art to children from grade 1 to grade 6. He is very nice! The first day I just observed. That was about all I could do! I was a little jet lagged and dizzy. I'm feeling much better now. The children are very sweet! A lot of them knew where Kentucky was! I was surprised! One thing that caught me by surprise was that they called all teachers by their first name! Definitely something I will have to get used too!
After school, I met my host parents and the children! They are very nice! But they don't speak a lot of English. The little girls name is Gabi and she is 10 years old and the little boys name is Nico and he is 11. The first question they asked me was if I liked KFC. When we got home, I was able to unpack and take a small nap. At 8 I clock I woke up and ate dinner with the family. The dinner was prepared by Let, the housekeeper. She is from the Philippines and speaks rather good English. We had a soup with vegetables served over white rice with pork. It was very good!
On Friday, we left for the Pyrenees mountains. The scenery was absolutely breathtaking! They had a House that we stayed in! On Saturday morning, we went on a bike ride to the village. A 1 hour bike ride! I cant believe I was able to ride it the entire time! Let's just say that today I'm very sore! While in the village, I got to rate some French cheese. It was very rich but good! I love all kinds of cheese! I also got to try a crepe!
Everything is going great! But I do miss home and my family! I hope this feeling of being homesick passes soon!