Spain

España!

Hola!  I’m at the point now where half the things I think are in Spanish, and I want to write this in Spanish too.  I understand a lot of what everyone says though sometimes the conversation goes too quickly and I get lost.  However, I’m having a lot of fun!  The plane ride here was long and I only slept for twenty minutes of it, but somehow I managed to adjust quickly to the schedule and time difference here.  A local Sant Cugat festival started last night, and I got to see the opening speech as well as part of a concert last night.  There are activities through the weekend, which I plan to photograph and post here.  I’m really enjoying my stay here in Sant Cugat del Vallés and I hope everyone likes the pictures.

The photogenic cat
The photogenic cat
El Monestir de Sant Cugat
El Monestir de Sant Cugat
Fireworks in the street around ten thirty.  It started around six thirty for reference.
Fireworks in the street around ten thirty. It started around six thirty for reference.
Dinner on my first night here in Sant Cugat.  I tired to edit it, but it's still kind of dark.
Dinner on my first night here in Sant Cugat. I tired to edit it, but it’s still kind of dark.
A view of Barcelona from Tibidabo
A view of Barcelona from Tibidabo
The church at Tibidabo
The church at Tibidabo
View of the sunset on the hike to Tibidabo amusement park
View of the sunset on the hike to Tibidabo amusement park
Meeting Marc upon arrival in Spain.
Meeting Marc upon arrival in Spain.
Blurry picture of the celebrations last night
Blurry picture of the celebrations last night
The opening speech
The opening speech
Los gigantes and the flag before the opening speech.  this isn't the flag of Spain or Cataluña, so I'm guessing it's the flag of Sant Cugat.
Los gigantes and the flag before the opening speech. this isn’t the flag of Spain or Cataluña, so I’m guessing it’s the flag of Sant Cugat.
Large masks were another part of the festa
Large masks were another part of the festa
Flags celebrating Festa Major
Flags celebrating Festa Major
One of the bands playing yesterday
One of the bands playing yesterday
Los diablos (devils) de Sant Cugat parade through the street with los gigantes (giants)
Los diablos (devils) de Sant Cugat parade through the street with los gigantes (giants)

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