Wednesday, June 5, 2013

In which I talk about exploring Alcala and living with a host family

2 posts in one day- wooooo. You guys are lucky. Though I'm really just procrastinating reading about Pre-Romanesque art.

Exploring Alcala was a success! Two of my friends and I walked Calle Mayor, which is the main street here. It's where Miguel de Cervantes' house is, as well as many shops and restaurants. It's also probably the busiest place in town. I nearly emptied my wallet while shopping- there's so much I want to buy!

We stopped at a tapas bar and enjoyed Sangria and tapas outside, where we made plans for the next few days and watched people walk by. After that, we got some delicious gelato which we ate outside at the Plaza de Cervantes. I got Ferrero, which tasted exactly like those Ferrero Rocher chocolates! The weather was perfect; so far, it hasn't been too hot or cold. Apparently they're having a "cold" summer, which for me is ideal.

I should probably get to that homework. I have an essay to turn in tomorrow, as well as some exercises to complete.

I'll leave you all with some pictures!
Part of the University

A fountain in the University

One of the ceilings in the University. It took me forever to realize it was a baby.

Calle Mayor

With Sancho Panza and Don Quixote!

Miguel de Cervantes' house

Another part of Calle Mayor

In Plaza de Cervantes

The cathedral

Doors to the Cathedral


Outside of the Architecture Museum 

Alcala is also famous for their storks

Near the apartment

On my way to the school

Part of the University

Doors to the University. You have to step over that block of wood at the bottom to get in.

Part of the University

The convent

The swivel-thing. The nun is on the other side.

The nuns made these!

The SMALL chapel to the side of the cathedral

The tomb

Plaza de Cervantes

Plaza de Cervantes

Plaza de Cervantes

Don Quixote!


1 comment:

  1. Do you and your friends from the program speak English or Spanish when you're together in public?

    Do your classmates ask you a lot of questions about America? Do they have any crazy misconceptions about America, or tease you? (sorry for all da questions! :)