Day 11: Half way through!

Time in Barcelona is flying by. How is it Wednesday of week 2 already? Today after classes, students met with their RA groups in the Gothic Quarter for lunch and/or ice cream. Both girl groups went to trendy brunch restaurants and the boys ate on their own before meeting their RAs for ice cream. At RA Lisa’s lunch, the girls also celebrated the birthday of one of the girls!

After lunch, it was time to split up into activity groups. RAs Chito and Alyssa took a group to Parc Ciutadella where students were able to rent row boats, walk to the nearby Arc de Triomf, sun bathe, play lawn games, and more.

Just a little ways down the coastline, another group of students soaked up the sun at Nova Icaria beach. Nova Icaria is a beach that is popular with locals. It is not nearly as crowded as Barceloneta! Nova Icaria is also situated right by the Olympic Port of Barcelona, one of the spots where the 1992 Olympic Games took place. The students enjoyed their relaxing afternoon and are now on their way back to the residence.

The cooking class students had a feast this afternoon with their instructor Beatriz. Today’s menu included pan con tomate and jamón, patatas bravas, fideau y all i oli, and profiteroles with nata and chocolate. Many students have shared with us that before starting the cooking class, they were only capable of making grilled cheeses and bowls of cereal (yes, you read that correctly… milk and cereal). If you have a son or daughter in cooking, challenge them to make a Spanish dish for the family when they get home! Hasta mañana (until tomorrow).