Sunday, August 12, 2012
While Sarah visited the cathedral with the students, Bea and Ron made their way to a nearby sweet shop to puchase a well-known treat for everyone. A little wary after seeing what was offered at the market (whole fish, pigs' trotters, sheeps' brains, etc.), the students weren't sure what to expect when they were told they'd be trying "something typical from Oviedo." Needless to say, when Bea opened the box to reveal rows of puff pastry filled with almonds, eggs and sugar (known as carbayones), they were quickly convinced - and READY to eat!
Sunday, July 22, 2012
There´s no better way to start off the week than with morning visit to the capital of Asturias (the region just north of us), Oviedo, and an afternoon spent on one of the Costa Verde´s beaches. Even the normally temperamental Asturian climate was in our favor for the day, giving us plenty of sunshine and just the slightest breeze.
Our day started with a walking tour of the city, allowing us to visit the bustling local market, cathedral and some of the city´s best-known statues before students were given a bit of free time to get to know Oviedo on their own. In the market, students were in awe of both the variety of foods offered and their presentation, as some of them hadn´t yet seen a fish in it´s entirety or dared to get close enough to one famed Iberian hams.
The Catedral de San Salvador was completed in the 16th century but the original church dates back to the 8th century.
Friday, July 20, 2012
These are some of the other sites in Salamanca that students saw on our walking tour and during their gincana.
The puente romana, or Roman bridge, that spans the Río Tormes.
The Museo Casa Lis, also known as the Museo de Art Nouveau-Art Déco