Sunday, July 21, 2013

6th Week in Oviedo


In our sixth week  we went to the Oviedo City Hall –where we were received by the Mayor of Oviedo himself—

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We had two birthdays this week: Leah’s and Angela’s. Happy birthday to both of them! Some of us spoke on the radio and enjoyed hearing our voices on the air.


Tango is now our new hobby. We even dared to ask people to dance. We had a great time in a very healthy and self-fulfilling way.  Some of us even used our recently acquired bachata and salsa moves to excel in tango.

 
We are also getting ready for our farewell party and we’re rehearsing really hard to shine on stage while we have a good time.


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Sunday, July 14, 2013

5th Week in Oviedo


In our fifth week Blake (aka BlaquƩ) organized a ping pong tournament. All students participated in it. There were the final four, but Dani became the ping pong champion/master of the group.






Many of us have become Spaniards from Asturias. Not only did we visit the Asturias Parliament all dressed up, where we were received by the President of Asturias himself.



We had a blast in the fiesta in a nearby ecological farm as well.



We also did the descent of the Sella in canoes. We all had a great time and when we came back we were ready to go to bed.


 
Tango is now becoming second nature to us and we practice like Argentinians do:  boys know that it takes two to tango and are not uncomfortable dancing with other boys anymore, as they know that it will help them lead their female partners more easily.

 

In addition to tango, we started dancing some bachata instead of salsa this week.  Oh yes, now we’re all ready to fully enjoy our next vacation in any Spanish-speaking Caribbean island!


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Sunday, July 7, 2013

4th Week in Oviedo



During our fourth week, on Wednesday July 3rd, we pre-celebrated the fourth of July. We played with water balloons, translated the national anthem into Spanish and acted it out and we played the worm game.






 

We got to enjoy some hot dogs, burgers, French fries, chicken nuggets and chicken wings. The last part of our meal was a piece of cake.

 

 

On Thursday we traveled to Santiago de Compostela and visited the Cathedral, the Plaza de los Caballos (Horses Square), the  Museo do Pobo Galego (museum of the Galician People) and we had some time to sing and dance in a karaoke. Some of them dared to eat octopus (of course, they didn’t find out until later).




 
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Sunday, June 30, 2013

3rd Week in Oviedo


Our third week was full of activities: besides our classes, we played some volleyball and basketball. Not only did we dance some more salsa, but we also started learning tango!


 We also experienced Spanish culture at San Juan’s festivity on the night of June 23rd.







This week we traveled to Gijon and visited the Roman  Thermae, the aquarium and spent some time at the beach to take advantage of the nice weather.







Auditions were also performed for our farewell party. Here there are some videos for the different roles that will be played.

video



In preparation for our official t-shirt we were voting for the best drawing.  It was a tough decision, but we managed to choose one of the four by voting with our eyes closed.



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Sunday, June 23, 2013

2nd Week in Oviedo!


This second week we took it up another notch: we added some sports and physical activities into the mixing:  Frisbee and soccer.  However we also learned how to salsa and enjoyed it very much. So who says now that we can’t dance? Yes, we can!






Our trip to Santa Maria de Naranco shows Asturias’ capricious moody weather.  The rain came with us all along on Wednesday.  However, history is stronger than water and we ended up taking the bus to Naranco to visit an ancient royal residence/church (Santa Maria del Naranco) and another church close by (San Miguel de Lillo).





We even had some time to spend waiting for the bus to go back to Oviedo and started rehearsing Asturias’ anthem. We do have some artists in the group!



Our second excursion took us to Los Lagos Enol and Ercina. There we found some mountains, cows and beautiful landscapes and a cider museum.












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