Las Tablas

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  • Day8

    Week 1

    June 29, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    I realized quickly how it wouldn’t be so easy to update every day. I’ve been very busy and very tired so I haven’t taken notes or taken too many pictures but here goes.
    Orientation began Wednesday, so the majority of my week has been spent at the school learning my way around and my responsibilities as an English Theatre teacher.
    Classes will begin Monday. At no point can any of the teachers speak Spanish to our Spanish students. This program is about total immersion, which means every subject being taught (theatre, dance, music, arts and crafts, creative writing, etc) will be in English.
    The school I’m at is called Colegio Santa María La Blanca. It’s a catholic school, is very big, and I get to use a fancy fingerprint security system to get to my classes. That means I’m important. I’ll be in charge of students ages 6-14, all of whom speak English at different levels, with one student who has multiple disabilities that have taken 80% of his eyesight and confine him to a wheelchair. I have to consider all of this in all of my theatre lessons, which is causing me some stress because I have to replan some things.

    Anyway, here’s some things I’ve done outside of the actual reason for me being here:
    • Went to the biggest flea market in Madrid
    • Ate octopus, oysters, and other stuff (I’m looking at you, Bob. Photo for proof.)
    • Bought Spanish pants. They’re very comfy.
    • Spent way too much money on fruity pebbles and Dr. Pepper
    • Learn to say the word “apron” in Spanish.
    • Broken and fixed a nail.
    • Ate some delicious sandwiches and fries.
    • Been very, very, VERY American.

    I’ll update when I’m not dying of exhaustion.
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    Abbie, I am so happy that you are "broadening your horizons." It is not important if you like or don't like something, it's the chance and the journey. I am so proud of you.

  • Day32

    Madrid - hotel

    September 1, 2015 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    The one hotel I'm staying in during this trip. Living it up! Nice to have a whole bed/bathroom/space to myself but feels so isolated compared to hostels. Not much in the surrounding area either. My last hostel was so good I kinda prefer it!Read more

  • Day14

    Trying dinner Spanish style... sort of.

    January 20, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    So we thought we'd try take everyone out for a late dinner. Firstly, we were early. Secondly it was freezing outside and lastly Nathan didn't fall asleep as planned.

    We went to a little spot that had a kiddies play ground inside. Except inside turned out to be outside and the jungle gym was just a little too big for Kirsten. In addition the restaurant thought it was somewhat fancy in that two glasses of wine, sparkling water and food for two and a half of us came to €50.50. Oh and Taryn's dessert tasted like toilet spray...

    So all in all an experience to be tried but perhaps not repeated.
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    Jill Cairns

    Hmmm... Not a roaring success ⛄

  • Day18

    Sunset in the park

    January 24, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    So there's a park every 6 meters in Las Tablas and that's very exciting if you're 2. What is also cool is when you go to the park late in the evening and the freezing weather is made better by an awesome sunset.Read more

    Jill Cairns

    It still looks pretty chill.🐧

    Jill Cairns

    Awesome. Even if you're not 2 👩

  • Day2

    Our house, in the middle of our street

    January 8, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

    Wow, what a flight. 18 hours through Doha. I had about 1 hours sleep. About 2 hours more than Taryn. Kids are exhausted too. Temperature when landing was -4C, not recommended.

    With the help of Jochen we made it to our 3 room apartment with our 112kg of luggage. To say it's cozy would be an understatement.

    The view from our window shows a lot of parks and not a lot of people. First thought was that no one was around because it was so cold but the more correct reasoning is that people hide in Spain and only come out at night.

    Being a Sunday, everything was closed and lunch consisted of McDonalds CBO - chicken, bacon and onions. I've had better lunches.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Las Tablas, The Tables