Spain 2011

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On the 18th of June 2011, 27 pupils, from S3 andS4, and 4 teachers began a five day adventure to the gorgeous Benalmádena, in the heart of the Costa del Sol. We reached our destination at around 11pm local time, and our world was opened up to the wonderful Spanish culture.

On the first morning, we had a typical Spanish breakfast before setting off on our excursion to Granada.   During the coach journey, we were able to view the beautiful and dramatic scenery of Andalucía. When we arrived in Granada, we visited a local church to experience mass in a different language. From there, we made our way up the steep hill to the world renowned Alhambra, where we were able to wander around the tranquil gardens before entering the historic palace buildings. We were amazed at the architecture in which the Moorish influence was quite apparent. However, given the scorching heat, we were quite happy to retreat to our hotel for a siesta and a dip in the pool.

The next day was also very exciting as we were heading to Seville, Andalucía’s capital. We toured the city and visited the cathedral but the highlight was the bullring – quite a culture shock! Although it was very interesting, we were glad to be there on a day without a corrida de toros. 

We also visited Malaga which was a very beautiful city with great views over the ocean. We had time in Málaga to wander around the old part of the town and buy souvenirs for our families. 

Perhaps, for some, the high point of the week was the trip to Tivoli World Theme Park. As well as all of the rides, we had dinner with a show laid on for entertainment. It was the perfect way to end the week.

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Spain and learning about the unique Andalucian culture. Our Spanish improved greatly and we hope one day to return to the Costa del Sol (the sunny coast) and to escape our Gale-Force Glasgow.

 

By Roisin Quinn and Mhairi Brown.