Wednesday, July 4, 2012

¡Que vivan los toros! - Living culture

Following an in-class discussion and a brief interview with their host families about the polemic topic, our students had the opportunity to decide for themselves whether the traditional corrida de toros is a form of culture or animal torture. The corrida, which started at approximately 6:15 and lasted about 3 1/2 hours, is held each year on the weekend in conjunction with the local fiestas of San Juan and San Pedro.

While a few of the host families were excited that some of the biggest names in the business (Fandi, Cayetano, Pandilla, etc...) were set to appear, the students themselves weren´t sure what to expect as we entered the arena. The vocabulary and background details learned in class and at home could not prepare them enough for what they were about to experience.

More to follow soon!!!!!!!

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