We went by bus from Madrid to Salamanca, which means I got lots of pictures. I’m not going to post them all, though.
Spain is hot. They’re not kidding when they say Australia has the same climate as Spain. It’s meant to be about 38 today, but there are few trees and lots of stone and cement.
But it’s quite cool in the mornings, even if it is very hot until quite late at night. It also doesn’t get dark until about 10:30 at night. We went down to the Plaza Meyor last night and ate tapas.
My host mother is very nice, although she seems determined to overfeed me. She also thinks my Spanish is very good, even though the lesson this morning would seem to contradict that.
We did a test when we arrived at school this morning and I scored quite well and was put in one of the higher classes. I’ve been doing quite well with understanding and communicating, but our teacher is very difficult to understand – I’m not sure why. It could be because she’s very young.
My host mother doesn’t have WiFi, so I’m using the school’s WiFi to do this. I hope to post at least semi-regularly while in Spain.