Thoughts on my first full day in Santiago de Compostela:
- Here in Spain, dinner’s at 11:30pm and we sleep until 10am and I love the parents’ “it’s summer, so anything goes” attitude (though I sense that it’s not just a summer thing).
- Life is muy tranquillo here in Spain – you can do things such as walk as slowly as you want on the sidewalk and no one cares one little bit.
- This is my first time living for an extended moment in Spain, although it’s my fourth time visiting.
- I’m determined to get more comfortable with speaking Spanish! Más cómoda, por favor!
- Today we dropped by a bookstore and I fell in love with an illustrated atlas for kids as well as an English-learning book that I’ll 100% be implementing into my lessons for next year.
- Parents and adults generally seem so calm and less stressed-out – and kids join in for afternoons and evenings at the cafés/bars while their parents socialize with friends.
- The little girls I’m taking care of are named Paula (POW-luh) and Lara (LAH-ra). I just love the sounds!
- Tomorrow, I’ll be taking a walking tour of this old city and we’ll be leaving in the afternoon to spend the rest of the week at the family’s casa near the playa in Vilagarcía de Arousa.
Seriously, amo mi vida.