Thursday, January 18, 2007

¡Hola!

This is my second day in Sevilla and all is well. Except for a small sore throat and a little jet lag, I´m feeling pretty good. My landlady, Paqui, is very nice. She´s about late 50s or early 60s and explains everything (always in Spanish of course. She feeds us such good food like soups,bread, chicken, egg tortillas, and sweets. The apartment is small and cozy and there´s a beautiful courtyard outside. The streets are amazing here. They´re very narrow and the cobblestone is very picturesque. Everyone is very stylish and always moving around. There is a lot of walking and many small cars lining the streets. The cab drivers are quite loco. My first cab ride was from the airport to the apartment and they just zoom through these tiny streets like nobody´s business. My roommate is a biology major from Madison and very down to earth and has a good sense of direction, which is great for me! However we just spent about an hour and a half trying to find our school when it´s probably only 15 minutes away when you know where you´re going. But it´s fun walking around and looking at the various shops and every street corner you turn there´s a different smell. The buildings are absolutely beautiful. The colors are bright and they take much pride in keeping their streets clean. I was surprised at the amount of graffiti on the older buildings. It seems like such a contrast. Old tradition and tasteful art with rebellion and new age "art". The weather here is kind of tempermental. It´s quite cool in the morning, gets fairly warm by mid day and nites are chilly. The floor feel like ice and so slippers come in handy. Well, I´ll keep everyone updated and hope all is well with everyone. Adios!

*I miss you too Anna! Hasta luego!*

4 comments:

Colana said...

Andrea,
I was so excited to see that you posted to your blog already. Spain sounds amazing! Be sure and take lots of pictures. I can't wait to read what you'll post next! Love ya lots!

Sarah said...

Hey! What time have you been getting to bed so far? right now acccording to the clock in Spain it is about 12:45. Considering you don't go to bed until 1 or 2 usually, you are most likely still awake. My classes at UWP are going okay. Right now they are a little boring except for my English 167 class. The teacher Canary is quite the character! He took pictures of everyone in our class (about 50) on the first day because he thinks that he will remember everyone that way. I will send a letter with more information about my classes later on. Hope all is well and I hope you feel better! I miss having you there in the morning to scrape the ice off the car! Love ya!

Rebecca said...

Hey Andrea! This is Rebecca! How are you? I'm fine! I am going to make this short and sweet! I miss you so much! I hope you are having a wonderful time in Seville. I will send you letters as well! It is probally around three in the morning there. Seville sounds so beautiful from the way you decribed it! LOVE YA!

DeeDee said...

Hello Andrea,
This is Denise (Brent's wife) and I heard about your blog from your great-aunt Karen. This is so exciting for you! I think it's wonderful that we can all share in your experience through the internet. I hope we will see pictures soon.(?)Good luck and God bless!
Denise K.