Visit to Downtown

Visit to Downtown
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domingo, 8 de julio de 2012

Independence Day, Xativa and Roman Ruins!

Hola Familias!

4 weeks already ! How time flies! Just two more weeks in magic Valencia.

Most important event of the week: Independence Day on Wednesday. We heard the national anthem (instrumental) early in the morning on July 4th, we ate hamburguers and hot dogs for lunch in the cafeteria and we celebrated it  with games and splashes on the Mediterranean sea (see picture below the entries). Some students got together and decided to go for dinner to an american restaurant downtown.

Last Tuesday, we had our traditional screening of spanish movies with "El Laberinto Fauno". The film mixes spanish history and fantasy. We plan to have more screenings for the weeks remaining.

Last Thursday was for a Flamenco show! The kids experienced the traditional music from Andalucia. They danced on stage and enjoyed one hour of a great show. Ole!

Last Friday, we had our last excursion of the program to a valenciano town called Xativa. It was a pearl! We climbed a mountain to reach a castle (actually we took a small train that took us there). The kids explored places such as the guard points, the gardens, water deposits and dungeons. We also visited a museum where we saw two important paintins from local and important spanish painter Jose de Ribera.     

On Saturday we visited the Roman Ruins that are under Valencia. It was a trip to an ancient civilization that was present in our city for many years. During the visit, the kids could see the remains of important public, political and cultural places for this empire

These two weeks we will be working on our performances for the farewell party. Meaning that you have two weeks to prepare the welcome party over there! Start thinking on how to surprise your kids since they really miss you all! 

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