I’m settling into the routine of life in Spain now, I think. School was much the same as yesterday, really, except that we learnt vocab for clothes, and described pictures in the present continuous tense (estoy escribienda esta).
On the way to school, I met a Mennonite man. He actually stopped and asked me if I were Mennonite, in Spanish, although I didn’t understand (twice) until he swapped to English. I said I wasn’t, and he asked why I wore a headcovering. I said it was the same reason as the Mennonites (it’s in the Bible/ more respectful to God). It made a nice change from people just staring at me.
At five, we went off to dancing class. We learnt the mamba and (I think) the toreador. It was just the Australians, plus Irene (the German-Dutch-English girl) and her boyfriend, Tim (from Jersey). After dancing class, we all went off and bought ice cream, then the other Australians went off to a supermarket (?), and I went with Irene and Tim to get bubble tea.
I think it was cooler today, although I could just be getting used to it. There was definitely more of a breeze, though.
I have more of a social life in Spain than I do in Australia! I’ve been staying out in the town centre fairly late (by Australian standards – not by Spanish!), often coming home at about eight or nine in the evening. However, as it’s still light enough to easily walk outside at half past ten as I write this, that’s not saying much.
Anyway, I’ve been going out a lot by myself and wandering around town with the other Australians and some others from the school (case in point, ice cream and bubble tea with Irene and Tim this afternoon). Maria and I intend to meet up to go down to the river sometime, and Irene has invited me along to a couple of museums and probably a shopping trip.
In other news, I found out that my host mother actually *does* have WiFi. She’s given me the clave (key), so I should be able to post from home now. It also means I’ll be able to catch up on all those e-mails that have been building up…