Trying espetos…Malaga’s famous fried fish. You aren’t a real Malagueño until you’ve tried one…. I nearly threw up but Camille and Sarita approved! You can find these guys fryin along the beach in little boats, it’s actually a really neat setup!
After 10 awesome months of living together in one hell of an amazing piso, it came time to say “Hasta Luego” to my roomies and our piso the other day. I will miss our long talks over noodles, stacking wine bottles in our living room, cuddling in bed, recapping our nights, complaining about the heat, the cold, the internet, the dirt, the bathroom, the washing machine….the list goes on. I can’t wait until our next adventure together. LOVE YA!!!!!
Eurocup 2012- Que viva España!!!
Julie, Kristin and I have been really blessed to have such a great Spanish friend, Sara. We met Sara at the beginning of the year when we were out at a bar and have been close ever since. We’ve had quite a few adventures with her. For Christmas she invited both me and Julie to her house to have Christmas Day dinner with her family. At the end Julie’s flight was leaving too soon for her to come so I travelled solo to her family’s house. It was truly an amazing dinner and her family (11 kids!!!) was extremely welcoming and fun. I joked along with her siblings, giggled with her grandma and, essentially, felt like part of the family for that special day.
Well, I have been begging Sara to invite us over for dinner again and finally we went back for another dinner before Julie left! It was SO MUCH FUN! Her family is amazing and once again I felt like I fit right in. Her siblings and I added each other on facebook and joked around until around 1 am. I love this family!!
On being an ex-pat
School and work (finally) ended for me June 6th and since then I have been enjoying the easy lifestyle of Spanish living. To kickoff the summer, my friends and I went on a sunset catamaran cruise around the port of Malaga, followed by a late night of celebrating. And several more late nights of celebrating. Then the Futbol/Soccer Eurocup 2012 began and we busied ourselves with cheering for España. We purchased some cheap knockoff España jerseys and have been wearing them religiously to watch every game. The atmosphere among all of fans watching the games is amazing. Everyone chanting “Yo soy Español, Español!!!!”, wearing face paint resembling the Spanish flag, waving flags and drinking beer really gets you in the spirit. Spain (of course) has made it into the quarter finals and I will be cheering them on this Saturday against France! Let’s all remember the amazing moment when Spain won the World Cup in 2010, and hope that they pull off the same amazing feat this summer at the Eurocup!
I think this article sums up not only mine but my friends experiences about living in Spain this past year.
"You can never understand one language until you understand at least two."