EVERYBODY IS ARRIVING TODAY!!! I hope they are all nice.
Last night, I had a really hard time sleeping because I had reallly NASTY cramps. They hurt a lot… and so eventually I made myself my own heating pad. I filled a water bottle with hot water. And I ended up falling asleep around 7am… The front desk called my room and told me I had to check out so I packed all my bags and went to the reception desk downstairs and dropped off my luggage.
I then went to this bar to eat lunch…. by myself.
I met this old man named Pepe. He was really nice and boy, does he like to talk. HAha! It was so fun though. I learned a lot from him and a lot of history of Spain, specifically of Córdoba. We were talking about such random things! At first, it was SO hard to understand him,… I didn’t understand a word he said, but after a while, like about 30 minutes, I was able to understand him. It was great! :) I got to try a lot of different type of Tapas..
I ordered this Tapa that was translated to Spanish Omelette… it was literally this big potato on my plate. It was delicious but after a few bites, it got too salty and I couldn’t finish it. These tapa plates are meant for you to eat with beer or wine so that it can balance the taste.. but I didn’t want to drink alcohol in the morning!?!??! This old man also ordered this fish thing because he wanted me to try it. This fish thing was literally smothered in vinegar. It was gross! I tried it and pretended it was good. Haha! I was also given this tapa plate of rice but it was like mixed with something… it was orange. It was good. And the bartender also gave me bread and oil because they thought we didn’t have that in America, so I totally played it off like it was my first time trying bread and olive oil. HAHA!
Pepe and I ended up talking for about 3 hours… it was INTENSE!! This old man actually paid for my meal.. because he kept insisting. It was nice.
I had my first orientation today. It was really really short.. I met a lot of people today in my program. They’re nice… There are definitely more ladies than gents…. It’s like a 10 to 1 ratio. THis will be interesting! :)
And Hotel Selu provided dinner for us. The first dish was this seafood and carne thing with macaroni noodles.. it was good? And our second dish was fries with this pork roll deep fried…… it was gross. I’m trying to be more open minded with the food out here…. but sometimes it’s just hard.
Although some people are roaming the streets right now, my roommate and I are in our rooms… haha! Talk about being anti-social.