Siestas and Fiestas

keep-calm-and-take-a-siesta-7

I don’t think the Spanish sleep!… My routine has been non-stop since I got here. It seems typical for people to complete their work and take a brief siesta late afternoon, mid-evening. But this is a luxury and not always possible for all. For me attending school Monday to Friday and Spanish lessons in the evenings, I have had to quickly become a IMG_5316master at time management and planning. Of course, one of the most important things on the schedule is fiesta (since I am in Spain)!! Ana being the best mentor and tour guide ever invited The Maria Pita Compañeras [MPC] out to an event called ‘Queimada’. This is a fire ritual said to cast away evil spirits …by setting alcoholic spirits on fire ahahaha. If I’m honest I’m not entirely sure what the whole spectacle was about as it was conducted in Gallego (the regional language) but it was amazing to see such a range of nationalities under one roof – Queimada is extremely popular with tourists and locals alike. As the bar tender called each country out, it seemed as though we were incorporated into the ritual! Group chants of LUMIEA and of course the flowing beverages created a lovely atmosphere of unity.

As el fin de semana arrived it seemed only right to attend another fiesta. Twice in one week :O :O – Loca! We set off first for some tapas followed by a Ska concert, typically this would
be more than enough for one night’s entertainment! But No, a Spanish night out means all night! The concert was followed by a string of taverns and bars where we sampled Sangria and other delights. Ana informed me that ‘es normal’ for Spanish people to attend a fiesta as late as 3 am! The tiredness disappeared as soon as I heard the sounds of Reggaeton, Merengue and Bachata. Baliamos todo la noche!

As the weather has been so good since our arrival, The MPC decided to make the most of the beautiful sun and head down to Riazor Beach, just 30/40 minutes (scenic) walk from our apartment. Finally, a chance to relax, catch some sun and some much-needed rest.

IMG_20171007_190028000Something para picar – Churros!! At the famous El Timon!  I couldn’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon.

IMG-20171007-WA0032

Saludos,

G :)

Similar posts
  • El gran día – mi cumpleaños en España El miércoles pasado fue el día más grande de este año – finalmente cumplí 18 años!!! Wow! Fue un día muy bonito con muchas sopresas, las personas más importantes del mundo (mis chicas!<3) y un final increíble que no había experado. Desde el principio: Verdaderamente antes de mi cumpleaños aquí en España no estaba segura [...]
  • Small victories This week has been a positive one for me. At the beginning of the month Anastazja told the Muxelka volunteers we would be giving a presentation to 60 bachillerato students from IES Elviña …En español! The thought of this presentation filled me with complete dread! Some fear spiders, others fear small spaces or even clowns- [...]
  • Altibajos – las cosas buenas necesitan tiempo Eso es una cosa que aprendí en los últimos días. Sé paciente con otros y sé paciente contigo mismo. Ahora estoy más de un mes en A Coruña, que es aproximadamente la novena parte de mi estancia en España. Para mí, es al mismo tiempo un período largo y un período corto, pero en cualquier [...]
  • Columbia to A Coruña! IES Elviña played host to musicians all the way from Columbia. Segundo and trecero were off timetable for the afternoon to enjoy the concert. It was great to see students  and teachers enjoy the music. Saludos, [...]
  • Mi día en el sol amarillo The weather has been unusually kind to us since arriving in Coruña. Almost everyone has commented on how it is normally cold and rainy at this time of year. As a result Eliza I decided to make the most of the sun and venture down to Santiago de Compostela, a near by city. Santiago is [...]

No Comments Yet

Deja un comentario

Tu dirección de correo electrónico no será publicada. Los campos necesarios están marcados *

Mantente informad@!

Inscribete en Newsletter de Muxelka!