Monday, 28 October 2013

España - October 2013


Hey guys! As I mentioned in my last post, I jetted off to sunny Spain for a week with a group of 30 girls and 3 teachers from my school! The trip was run by my school for students studying Spanish at GCSE (which is what I'm doing); We arrived in Spain on 20th October and left on the 26th.



We stayed in a small town off the Costa Del Sol, 20 minutes away from Malaga called Benalmadena. Benalmadena is such a pretty place- with stunning beaches, a marina and lovely shops everywhere. We stayed in pairs (I was lucky enough to be partnered with my best friend, Becca) at a Spanish family's house. Our Spanish host family were so nice and very welcoming; I enjoyed socialising with them and learning new Spanish.



As this was an educational visit to improve our Spanish we attended a school for 12 hours over 4 days where we were refreshed with basic vocabulary, grammar and speaking skills by a native Spanish teacher (who talked to us the whole time in Spanish!!). It was a really interesting experience and I learnt so much.


Although this was an educational trip, we also got to travel to many different places to experience the Spanish culture.



We spent a day in Malaga where we visited various art galleries and museums, including the famous Picasso museum and shopped (I went straight for MANGO!).


We also went on a glass bottom boat which was really fun, although we didn't see any dolphins, as it was super sunny and hot so we took the chance to sunbathe on the deck.


We were let loose shopping in a huge shopping centre called Plaza Mayor near Malaga for an afternoon which was so fun and I brought some great stuff (which I will share with you all in a blog post coming soon!).


It was nice to just chill out at the beach some days with my classmates (and teachers), although we were not allowed to swim in the sea (health and safety arrrgghh) it was one of my highlights of the trip.

Other activities included a flamenco dancing lesson, sports activities, train rides and visiting the white wash villages.



I enjoyed the week so much; Although its wasn't my first time abroad without my family (I have been to Denmark on a school trip before too) it was definitely a trip to remember. It was great to spend time with my closest friends in a new exciting environment and I bonded with new people in my class too! I would definitely urge everyone to take up an opportunity to go abroad on a trip like this if you ever get the chance as it fills you with so much new confidence and knowledge of the world around you.

Oh, and the weather was wonderful too! ;)

Have a great week!

Ellie Mae x

4 comments:

  1. Just found you blog off twitter, so glad i did! A lovely blog!

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  2. It seems like an amazing study trip, I have read Becca Jane blog and her post was linked to you, so here I am.... great adventure so it seems. Great post!
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    1. thanks so much- I'm glad you liked my post! I makes mine and Becca's day when our readers get in touch! x

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