La Vuelta // Alcoy, Spain
This is the Spanish version of the VW Bug.
One of the bridges in Alcoy. I believe this one was designed by Santiago Calatrava, a famous Spanish Architect.
My wonderful host family!
// Tues, Jul 3 4:15pm Alcoy, Spain
The second day of English Camp went very well. I’m learning more names, and have a good idea of what I’m to be doing. Last night I went for a 10ish kilometer walk with my host family, they call it “La Vuelta”. Alcoy is known for its bridges and this walk crosses two of the larger ones. We started off just taking a quick walk before dinner around 7:30pm and ended up walking the whole thing and not getting back until 9:30. I was wearing my Chacos, and I must not have broken them in enough before I left because my feet hurt baaad + blistered a tad by the end of our walk. :( It’s a paved/gravel path the whole way, slowly working its way up and along the mountainside. There were lots of people biking and running it. Mountain bikers, too! Contrary to popular consensus at home, all men in Spain are not short. Rather, there are a few rather tall, handsome and athletic types riding mountain bikes and running. I think I may frequent “La Vuelta” more often, aye momma? ;)
On the way back we stopped at a “Chino” shop. Here they have stores owned by Chinese people that sell knock offs and imports for cheap. Everything from sports equipment to purses. I think I’m going to look for a pair of cheap tennis shoes there… I should have brought a pair but I thought my Chacos would suffice.
I’m working at the conversational/advanced English class tonight. For the first two weeks I only do it every other day, and I have Tuesdays and Thursdays with some of the other team members. I’m meeting up with a girl who is staying with a family up the street from me and we are going to walk together.