Friday, April 28, 2006

Semana Santa

At first we were scared when all the klu-klux-klan like costumes appeared in store shop windows in the form of lollipops and figurines. We asked our director and she said that is just what they wear for semana santa, or holy week, or as we call it Easter. Whew.

All week long in Malaga, they have processions that go through the street. Catholics wear long robes and capiotes, that point to the heaven. The men carry these huge elaborate thrones. They sway and sometimes chant. A few blindfold themselves in penintence for their sins. The more they suffer, the more their rewards. It was an amazing experience to see.

Friday, April 21, 2006

Moroccan Adventure

Our trip to northern Africa lasted a week. We started in Fes. Then we took jeeps from a city into the desert. Then we ended in Meknes.

I got really sick on the bus. Many people did. The food is just simply different. Somebody gave me this orange stuff to drink. I did, but it didn't stay down long. I heard people behind me say, "hey, do you smell orange." I felt really bad.

Thursday, April 20, 2006


Is it possible that I have the best life in the world?

Camels in the dessert
Morocco was like stepping into another world. And it was beautiful.

This is Alexis and I on our camel we named Muhammed. The ride to the village we went to was and hour. And then we had to go back. Camels are not comfortable. In fact they are quite painful. We stayed for a few nights in tents the middle of the desert. There was a sand storm and everything we owned and even our snot turned sand-ish. I have never felt so disgusting for not showering for 3 days, but never have I had a more intriguing experience.

Friday, April 7, 2006

I´m going to Africa

Hey, I am officially on Spring Break otherwise known as Semana Santa. We´re off to Morroco tomorrow so I will write later. Adios.

Monday, April 3, 2006

El Torcal

torcalWe spent ALL day on Friday at the beach after our exam, then we went out dancing at night since all we did was lay around in the sun for the whole day. Then on Saturday we visited el Torcal, about an hour away from Málaga. It was so beautiful. We hiked over and through a bunch of limestone rocks layered up over each other. The hike was a nice change, after only walking along city streets for the past 2 months. I can´t decide whether I want to live in a city someday or the country. I love the best of both worlds, but it is impossible to have both. I guess I´ll just have to have several houses in several countries and my own plane and boat for transportation between them, of course. Then on sunday Melissa and I went to the local market and it was insane. Vendors yelling prices, people shoving, 26ºC sun beating on your head, and a confined area. I loved it. Oh, and I got a piercing on Saturday too, but I´m not telling where.