The Spanish people here in Jerez are incredibly friendly, which has really helped when not knowing Spanish has proved to be a bit of a barrier.. and when I’m feeling a bit homesick already! Still, we’ve got the Spanish phrasebook and I’m trying, and enjoying it!
Things are only beginning to starting to sink in, slowly. The feeling is similar to when I started University – it didn’t hit me till I got there.
The narrow Spanish streets were a bit of a surprise to me – it’s amazing how bus drivers manage to turn these corners! Also, I’ve discovered Orange trees randomly growing on the street in Jerez – something that’s certainly not a common sight in England!
I also noticed that they have their siesta (at least in this part of the country) which is approximately between 2 – 5pm. Most shops are closed around then and re-open later.
The day was spent exploring Jerez and going to the beach nearby in Cádiz. Collected the car very late tonight – around midnight due to some delays.
I’m tempted to buy a deck chair so that I can go study on the beach for a few hours on the weekend!
I’ve not visited Spain before, so this is all new to me!