Over the weekend, my friend's host family invited me to Park Quell. It was beautiful there! I will try to go there again before I head back to the States.
After the park we went to the Picasso Museum and got a 50% discount for being 25 or under! The exhibit showed his work as well as local work that was dedicated to the museum for it's 50th anniversary.
Then we met her family again and they showed us shopping centers and parts of town that tourists don't really venture into. They took us to a restaurant called, Mercant Princesa. This restaurant had five or six stations and you order from any of them. We got several tapas and split the meal. I even tried olives stuffed with anchovies and small fried fish: it was actually very delicious! I just couldn't look at my food while eating!
At the end of the day, the family invited me to go with them on a tour of the Torres Vineyard and to a picnic on the beach. On the tour, we learned about the history of the Torres family and the process of how they make wine and had samples. Then at the beach, I had a raw salmon sandwich with cream cheese...not a fan, but the beach was beautiful!
This week at the school, it is book week. An American author was invited to the school. He read several poems and books to the children and they loved it. This whole week, the entire school is learning about the author, Roald Dahl. Most of his short fairy tales are too gruesome for the children I am working with, so they are learning about Jack and the Beanstalk. Today was also my first time assisting in the nursery with three year olds. I am excited about this week because I will be implementing several of the lessons in the kinder classes, then Wednesday night I'm off to Ireland for our Labor day break!