Because we’ve starting the intensive section of our program, the classes move very fast and are difficult. All that pressure can add a lot of stress so it’s very important to remember to breath and remember why you’re here. That is to learn Spanish of course!
The trip to the castle yesterday was a great way to release some stem and get away from the stress of class. Everyone met up at the mercado central and it was only a short walk through El Barrio to get to the base of the mountain. Some of the first pictures posted is the road leading up to the entrance. If I had the money, I’d snatch up a house right there and never leave. It was so beautiful. The houses where white so all the different colors stood out brilliantly.
It was a long walk to reach the top. But it wasn’t too bad. Everything was so beautiful looking out over Alicante that we frequently stopped to take pictures. We fell so far behind that it became dark by the end of the tour.
The castle has traded hands over the centuries from the Muslims, to the Spanish, and even the British to the French. Its rich history is seen all over. Though it will be hard to forget how the British army was swallowed by the an explosion when protecting the castle, I may not always remember the castle’s story in its entirety. However, I will always remember the beautiful scenery and the fun I had with my new friends. Maybe even more so, I cannot forget how adorable Jennifer’s son was!