Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Yesterday after lunch, we decided to go a local park for our deportes. While several students were more than ready to indulge in the local fútbol fever and play a quick game, the others wanted to head down to el río. And as you can see, one student was feeling particularly adventurous and made a new friend. :)
(Photo of el serpiente thanks to Zack)
Monday, June 28, 2010
A few of our students taking part in the tradition of waving a white bandana to encourage the presidente judging the fight to award the torero his prize for a "good" fight: 1 ear; for a "great" fight: 2 ears; and for an "exceptional" or "outstanding" fight: 2 ears and the bull's tail.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
With a mixture of curiosity and nerves, anxiety and excitement, the students met up with us last night for the corrida de toros. The event, which lasted about three hours, featured 8 bulls and 3 of Spain's most well-known toreros: Ponce, "El Fandi" and Cayetano.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
It’s hard to believe that we’ve been gone for two weeks already, but our time here in León is flying by fast. The next few days will be busy for our students as we continue with our daily classes, co-curricular activities (theater, choir and sports) and prepare for the celebration of the local fiestas of San Juan and San Pedro. Wednesday brings the concert of the popular Spanish band, Oreja de van Gogh and fireworks. On Thursday, students will have a “break” and get to spend the day at home with their families. On Friday, classes will resume but the fun of the fiestas does not end as on Saturday, we will be going to a bullfight. Please check back for pictures and updates!