It has been a week since I have arrived here in Spain and I can definitely say that I am doing MUCH better today than I was a week ago. When I first arrived I was SO tired from travel, and the concept that I was nearly 5,000 miles away from my family hit me like a sack of bricks.
After a couple of days of good rest and fun times with my group I am having a great time. Segovia is a gorgeous town, it is like a dream living here. There are so many places to walk and things to see. The weather here feels like Minnesota in the spring and the sun shines SO bright, I love it. I haven’t even worn a jacket the last couple of days. It’s the best.
School started Monday and I love all of my classes and professors. I can already tell that my Spanish is going to improve a lot. I am so excited for all that we are going to learn and enjoy the bit of routine that school brings. I walk to school twice each day, once for my early class, then I come home for lunch with my host mom, and I go back in the afternoon for my late class. I walk a minimum of 5.2 miles just for school every day. The walk to school goes pretty quick because it is really downhill, and the way back is quite the trek uphill. It is great exercise.
The food has been great; I have fresh orange juice with breakfast almost every day which is such a treat, and the fish and fruit here are super good. My host mom makes everything from scratch and has been rotating through all of the traditional Spanish meals so that I can try them all. She is really sweet.
More updates soon!