040910 - Spain continued.
040910 - Spain continued.
040910 - Spain
I arrived to my hotel last night. My room was so tiny but I liked it. It was pretty cozy and homey. I stayed in this room for two nights.
Pictures from my flight.
030910 This day, I left the UK. As much as I wanted to leave the UK because I did NOTHING all day… literally, I was sad to leave the UK! Although I was just stuck at my friend’s house… and if I was lucky, we would go to the military base in the afternoon or evening.. I met some great people, some American, and some English. My friend dropped me off at the bus station, National Express in Mildenhall and there, I waited for my bus to go to Stansted Airport. The bus ride was about an hour long. My friends suggested that I go to the airport SUPER early, (about 2.5 hours early) because Ryanair is BUSY…however, the airport was empty. So after I got checked in, I had about 3-4 hours to kill…. I took this time to walk around the airport, because there were A LOT of stores, and I also paid a few pounds to use the computer. Everyone all waited at the departure schedule until our flight gate was displayed… it took FOREVER! I felt like I was at Wall Street with everyone crowded around me working the stock exchange thing.. After the gate was displayed for the flight going to SEville, we ALL rushed to the gate and stood in line for about an hour. I’ve heard so many things about Ryanair, and how bumpy the ride is and how crappy it is, and how they sell you stuff the whole time on the flight, yada yada yada…. I didn’t think it was bad. The seats were a little uncomfortable, but HEY, all seats are uncomfortable… I had such low expectations, that my satisfaction was high! :) My flight was about 3 hours, and Spain is one hour ahead of England. From the aeropuerto de Sevilla, I took the taxi to la estación de tren to take the AVANT train to Córdoba. From la estación de tren en Córdoba, I took a taxi to go to my hotel, Hotel Selu. My roooooom is TINY! No joke. No one else would fit in here but me. All my bags (I only have two bags) take up all the floor space. But I like it. It’s nice and cozy. The weather here is pretty humid…. I don’t remember any of my spanish, it’s sad. I feel really lost here because i can’t communicate with anyone. So, I started watching spanish tv to listen and learn. ******TOM came and met me here! I don’t know what to feel… Last month when he came, I was excited because I haven’t seen him in a long time and he gave me a quick scare for a while, but then he came, and I was happy… but he is here again… He is really abusive and I’ve been in pain. All I have been able to do is lay in bed rolled up in a ball, because it hurts to move. I’m about to walk to the store to go buy some bottled water…. Toodles. -e
020910 - continued.
We also went to the grocery store to buy some shepherd’s pie and some crumpets!
This was my last night in Mildenhall, UK.
My friend and I decided to drive around the neighborhood. She drove as I took pictures of some homes and their cute little front yards. (This is mainly for my friend Daniel because he asked me what they looked like.)
I also got to finally go to a REAL pub and order some fish and chips.
I never really understood why this dish was called fish and chips when we didn’t receive any chips with our fish. I then thought it was called chips because the fried batter on the fish was as crispy as chips. (Haha!) But NOW I UNDERSTAND WHY! In England, fries are called chips. And so with this dish, you receive fish and chips-fries. DUH!
Here are a some of things I’ve learned during my stay in the UK.
They don’t like to pronounce their ‘t’s.
Car park - Parking lot
Plaster - Band aid
“Are you alright?” - How are you?
Alright can also be used to say hello.
Crisps - Chips
Chips - Fries
Fanta - Orange juice soda
Mobile (mo bile) - Cellular phone
Petro (Petroleum) - Gasoline
Rubbish - trash
Telly - television
Chud - Gum
to be continued…
We went to Cambridge today to preach the Word and pass out bible tracks.
It was pretty intense… definitely was challenging.
And played some Uno… Hahah!