I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start! (By everyone, I mean the five readers that I probably have haha). I know mine sure is!
After class, I was lucky enough to come home to my apartment complex and go for a 30-minute swim in our pool. (Dad—aren’t you surprised that I’m challenging myself to a swim given my Ollinger “drown” genes?!) There was no one else in the pool, so it was super relaxing!
After my swim, I ate lunch with Cristina and Carly. Today, we had a dish that was some sort of mix of fish, potatoes, and hard-boiled eggs. It was delicious! On the side, we had cucumbers and tomatoes with a little bit of balsamic vinaigrette. My señora also bought me picos, which are little bread-like crackers! Sort of the Spanish equivalent of pita chips, so they are right up my alley! I told Cristina that I had tried picos with my tapas at the winery on Saturday, so she bought them for me at the mercado (market) today. She is so thoughtful!
After lunch, I worked on some homework in my room. I then walked about 45 minutes through the city to meet up with some my friends in Sevilla’s most-famous shopping district. This was my first time shopping in Sevilla and let me tell ya, it required some EXTREME self-restraint. All of the clothes here are so so cute and different from home– more trendy! I told myself that I have the whole semester to shop, so I didn’t end up buying anything (with the exception of contact solution, which I don’t really count).
After a few hours of shopping, we went to Rayas, Sevilla’s most-famous ice cream shop. And after tasting it, I knew it was famous for a reason because it was honestly THE best ice cream I’ve ever had. I will definitely be going back there throughout the semester so that I can try more flavors! Today, I had a cone with a scoop of vanilla ice cream that had peanuts, chocolate, and caramel swirled in. HEAVEN!
I came home around nine for dinner with just Carly since Cristina went out with a friend. Afterwards, I finished up some homework and caught up with people from home.