Galiza

I have returned to the land of pulpo a la feira and umbrellas!

I touched down in Santiago de Compostela on September 24th. The city hasn’t changed a bit… And yes, the rainy season is among us.

Summer

The whole summer I was anticipating my return to Spain, however I had a wonderful time spending it with family and friends. I was able to snuggle with Kobe every morning, go camping with my musketeers before Mare headed back to Spain, attend a number of Sounders matches, eat delicious breakfast (breakfast in Spain is quite different), go hiking, and see family that I hadn’t seen for a year.

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Lindsay and baby Cabo
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Spending the afternoon teaching my nephew Jakob how to swim.
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Enjoying the best pumpkin beer with my favorite person in the world at Octopus Bar.
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Dick’s Burgers, nom.
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Hiking with Laura.
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Sounders match with the family
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Heaven on a plate.

 

Galicia and Changes

A number of things have changed since last year.  For instance, last year I was working in a colegio (with 3-12 year olds) in a small pueblo called Serra de Outes located about 40km away from Santiago.  This year, I was placed in an instituto right here in the city. The students in IES San Clemente are roughly my age, and are studying computer science; something I know very little about. However, I am definitely learning as much as my students are and couldn’t be happier with my school placement.

Secondly, I’ve got myself un novio gallego (I have a Galician boyfriend). We are slowly but surely turning our piso into a home and we spend our time arguing about which fútbol team is better (obviously it’s Barca) and trying to get the other to switch teams.

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Fernando is a Sounders supporter!

 

Life, Currently

Thus far, I’ve really been enjoying being back in Santiago. I’ve been meeting a lot of new people; many of which are language assistants like myself, getting used to working in an instituto, giving clases particulares, eating a ton of pulpo, and exploring this beautiful region.

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One thought on “Galiza”

  1. Hi Nicole, sorry we missed seeing you when you were back home in Seattle. Look forward to your updates! Uncle Ed and Auntie Marsha

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