Monday, January 31, 2011

Fiesta, Art, Flying Houses and Peace Day

Caitys very regular blog posts have inspired me to try to write a blog more often.

Lucky for me I got over my cold just in time for a good weekend.  There was something fun going on every night because a few of the Erasmus students were leaving and my friends were all seeing them off.  There was dancing till 5:30 am, pictures, beer, many languages and some late night (early morning may better describe it) kababs.  The highlights were watching all the young girls dance with a very happy old man on Saturday, and trying to keep up with Lidia's foosball skills on Thursday.

When it wasn't the early hours in the morning I did my normal wandering with my camera.   Rodin's The Thinker along with about 6 other Rodin sculptures showed up at the Plaza Marcado for a little art on the streets thing.  And I got this picture of the flying house.  It was getting close to night and there was no sign of any construction works having been there for some time.  I think that whoever runs the crane though it would be funny to leave this shed hanging in mid air for the weekend.  It definitely caught my eye.

Back at school:
Today was peace day and we learned this fun song.

And a final bit of update.  I have decided to apply to teach in Korea next fall.  Korea has a lot to offer for American English teachers and it sounds like an opportunity that will not only let me see yet another incredibly different part of the world it will be the wisest thing for me financially.  Korean english jobs pay very well and you get a free studio apartment and they will pay for your airfare.  They also have things like free healthcare, one month extra salary at the end of the contract, 30 days paid vacation.  Apparently most people with a similar background to myself who teach there usually save 10-15,000 in a year.  The visa process is similar to Spain so I will be coming home this Summer to take care of that.  Originally I was a bit worried about culture shock and quality of life in Korea but I have recruited a friend to go with me and Seoul is one of the biggest cities in the world and I am sure a year or two in Asia can only make me appreciate the world even more.

That and I think the students bow to their teachers when they walk by.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

-Mark Twain


  1. Yay! Im inspiring! I want to get better at this staying out all night thing.........Korea, thats awesome

  2. I found that the key is not to leave your house till like 130 AM lol. Otherwise im wiped too early.