Wow so it has been a little over a week since I updated this last. I'm sorry. So much has happened in the past week but nothing to eventful. It has mostly been filled with studying, eating, and sleeping but I promised weekly so you will get weekly unless something really cool happens that I just have to blog about.
So I want to talk about chocolate croissants. Well they just so happen to be the best things in the world. I was told by other students who went last year that I had to try it. Well my first few days here I had one and it was pretty good. Well learning new places and new restaurants they tend to keep the pastrys in the front and they just look so good so you have to try it and compare them to other places. Me and my roommate went to this place and the chocolate croissants were so good. The chocolate was dribbling out everywhere and we were covered in chocolate and it was just the best thing in the world. On Saturday I decided to get lost, okay so I kinda knew where I was but I didnt. Well I found a shop and I was hungry and I got a sandwich and their chocolate croissants looked so good that I got one. That was probably the best decision in the world, next deciding to come to Espana. It has been a really bad idea but a good one to go and try other places chocolate croissant but I think I am addicted!
So Sunday I went to church. Just putting it out there I am LDS(Latter Day Saint). Saturday I was looking for the church and was wandering around the neighborhood. It was funny okay probably only to me but hey it was fun. Saturday I was looking for the church and I had googled the address and kinda knew where I was going. So I get off at the metro(train) and I start walking, positive that I am going in the right direction and I end up at Fort Nou, it is where FC Barcelona plays its game. I had read enough of the map to know that I went in the wrong direction. I check my map and orient myself and that is were I walked past and saw the pastry shop. I found the church and I really was not sure if it was. Usually the church is pretty obvious and it was in like an office building. I go in and the doors were open and I could just walk in, usually you are not able to do that, I was so confused.But then there was 4 Missionaries and they said "hola" and just keep walking and I was super confused but I kept walking. I go in further and they all came back and were like "que estas buscando". I tell them that I speak English because i feel explaining would have been better in English. I was talking to them for a few minutes and they were like, "Oh we will see you tomorrow" I was like what did I just get myself into! So I did get up for church on Sunday and I did go and it was really interesting. Everyone was super nice and I really did not have a hard time understanding the lessons. I feel it is a good way to get to know other people out of the people from my school and learn more Spanish! I am super excited I am also hoping to see if I can get an inter-language buddy from the church to learn even more Spanish.
Today some of the girls had clinicals today. Clinicals is a fancy term where nursing students go to the hospitals, clinics to gain and practice stuff we are learning. In Barcelona the five nursing students with me will be completing 40 hours of observed clinical which means we will only be watching since we are doing lab work. I am really excited to get into the hospitals hopefully I get to start next week. Being here I have been observing the people. Maybe because I have been sheltered be living in the suburbs but I have never seen so many people who use supportive crutches(the type that you have on your arms, I am really not sure if I am explaining that right but lets just say I have seen alot of people with them.) I wanna know why! and I am too afraid to ask, usually from observing it looks like they have a bum leg but some I really cannot be too sure. today on the metro I saw a man who was using these and one of his legs was twisted in and he looked like his head was to heavy to hold up(for a lack of a better term.) For a country who has free health care I wonder to myself how come he was not helped when he was younger. Also there is a lack of opportunities for the blind people here. There is no braille anywhere. I see people on the Metro and I wonder how in the world to they know which way to go. I have seen them cross the street, I know hearing would be good to know when to cross the street but it is crazy. Also Barcelona is a city too, there are homeless people, I wonder if there are shelters that help people who are homeless here.
The dogs here are super cute and so well behaved. They are usually off the leash but they stay near their owners and hardly ever bark. So on my way to get lunch there was a lady walking her two dogs and she wasnt paying attention so I started petting one of them because it have the cutest puppy dog eyes I just had to. I gave it a few pats but stopped because I didnt want to seem like a creeper. But then the dog started to bark! I was like oh no. Then the other dog jumped on me because he wanted to be petted so I probably creeped out the lady. Note to self learn how to say to pet in Spanish.
Homesickness has been under control. My computer has been working better so that I have been able to send emails back and forth with my family. Also I feel comfortable that I know where I am going and if I dont I feel thats it is okay because then I will find something new! I am going to Zarragosa this weekend, I am not sure what is there but I am going to find out.