Day 9 had to have been our longest, fullest day from start to finish. Almost everyone was up an hour earlier than usual to meet for an authentic Spanish breakfast of churros & chocolate. Review of the day's schedule & classes followed. Students dispersed to their Salamanca homes for comida, while the teachers joined teachers from Italy, France, Lebanon, & Spain for tapas & conversation. We would like to share with you that during our conversation, the Colegio Delibes director, Miguel, made a point to tell the group about how wonderful he thinks our kids are. He is very impressed with their ability & willingness to speak Spanish, their respectfulness & punctuality, and their overall attitude to fun & challenging days. This school has become so popular that they have had to turn down many groups, but Miguel told us privately that he will always make room for a group from Lyme-Old Lyme!
Our social & cultural activity of the day was a very cool outing to a neighborhood on the west side of the city where art & graffiti are integrated into the environment & architecture. Our guide had us do an interactive photography scavenger hunt using a map & asking locals for directions to find specific murals & graffiti & create innovative poses with them. See the results & some of the art below.
A one-hour break allowed us to get ready & catch our breath for the next social event, 2-hours of music & dancing with kids from all groups at Colegio Delibes who come from France, Italy, Lebanon, USA. & other parts of Spain. A very fun & popular event!
We ended the day with a group walk to an area of the city famous for tapas. We ate delicious samples of chicken, tuna, goat cheese, and various special creations for vegetarians & those with special diets. 4 days left & lots of fun still ahead!