Spain 2012 – review
From Berlin to Malaga to Conil and back again. One week Spain: five days language training, excursions to Cádiz and Seville, accommodation, food, travel and school – incredible! On a scale of 1 – 10 I‘d give it a 17. The four of us guys had a spacious 3 bedroom apartment with private bathroom, TV and kitchen for ourselves. Each day we were served lunch with appetizer and dessert. We spent one and a half days on the road exploring the area and its people, and we enjoyed first-class tuition with teacher Maty. All of this has made this trip unforgettable. Once we were south of the Pyrenees it was, above all, the people, the Spanish mentality and the entire ambience which accompanied us and shaped our journey. Whether we came to meet complete strangers on the street or were greeted by the school’s director Isabel, we were always received with a smile. The weather played along as well; except for a brief rain shower the sun was shining throughout the whole week. After all, it wasn’t a holiday, but a language trip, so I would like to say a few words about the tuition. In just one week we repeated and consolidated nearly all the material from one and a half years of learning at home. We used our basic knowledge to communicate with Maty who did not speak German and urged us not to use dictionaries. This wasn’t always easy but it worked and made the lessons unique and very efficient.
In summary, I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in this incredible journey. Thank you!