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Picos de Europa Group Trip pt.2

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Camaleño-Cantabria:

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El Monasterio de Santo Toribio de Liébana

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Group photo outside of the monastery

 

Fuente De:

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The view of the mountains from the top

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Picos de Europa

 

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Students posing in front of the mountains

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Students enjoying their time in Picos

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Katie loving the view of Picos

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Group photo with the Temple flag

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Group photo without the Temple flag (photo credit: anonymous)

 

Vidiago:

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The gorgeous view in Vidiago

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Students enjoying the sunny day

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Students completing the paseo in Vidiago

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The destination of the paseo where on another day bufones can be seen

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Sean taking in the gorgeous view

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Shannon, Nathan and Sean

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Erin and Alex

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Picos de Europa Group Trip pt.1

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This past weekend we had our group trip to Picos de Europa. We left on Saturday morning and returned Sunday evening. Here’s a recount of what we did:

 

Asiego-Cabrales:

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Our tour guide for the Ruta del Queso y La Sidra

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The “Cueva de Queso” where the Cabrales cheese matures

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The view of the mountains during our tour

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Students taking a break during the walk back to the restaurant

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Students enjoying the view Asiego has to offer

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Our tour guide pouring a cup of sidra for everyone before lunch started

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A traditional experience of “gaita” music before, during, and after our lunch

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Sarah trying to pour sidra the correct way

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Joanna and Victoria

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Lucy and Alex

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Group photo after a delicious and fulfilling lunch

 

Potes:

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The pretty village of Potes

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The River Quiviesa that flows through the village

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Students enjoying their time by the river

Excursion to the Canary Islands and South of Spain

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Gran Canaria:

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The Temple flag in the Maspalomas Dunes (photo concept credit: Gabi DiMarco)

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Panoramic view of the Maspalomas Dunes

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Gabi and Erica representing Temple in Gran Canaria

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Gabi with the Temple flag in the dunes

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Erica posing with the Temple flag

 

Seville:

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Plaza de Espana in Seville

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The Oviedo tiled alcove in Plaza de Espana

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Gabi, Maddy and Nathan posing in front of the Oviedo alcove

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Beautiful Moorish architecture in the Alcazar of Seville

 

Malaga:

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The Malagueta Beach in Malaga

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Gabi and Maddy posing at the beach

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Gabi in all smiles after finding a door perfect for her height in the Gibralfaro Castle

 

Granada:

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The exterior of the magnificent Alhambra Palace

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Panoramic view of the city from the Alhambra

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Inside of the Alhambra

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One of the many pretty narrow streets in Granada

Excursions to Nearby Cities pt. 1

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Gijón:

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View of the ocean

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Playa de San Lorenzo

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Pretty side street

 

Bilbao:

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The Nervión river that runs through the city

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The exterior of the Guggenheim Museum

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The Maman sculpture in front of the Guggenheim

 

Llanes:

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Found on the ground in the city

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Gabi taking a break during the paseo

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Erica enjoying the view (photo credit: Gabi DiMarco)

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Paseo de San Pedro

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Gabi in all smiles after completing the paseo

Excursions to Nearby Cities pt. 2

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Cabo de Peñas:

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The beautiful view here

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Erica and Maddy Mc.

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Erica climbing up the cliffs

 

Playa de Las Catedrales:

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The magnificent cliffs on the beach

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Numerous mussels growing on the rocks

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View of the beach and the cliffs

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One of the many naturally formed sea arches here

 

Luarca:

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Row of houses by the river

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Row of houses by the port

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The famous white houses by the port

 

Cudillero:

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Pale colored apartments

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View of the city at night

 

The Beautiful Oviedo

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Ayuntamiento de Oviedo – City hall

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El Parroquia San Juan el Real–established in 1912

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The inside of the basilica

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Catedral de San Salvador de Oviedo

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The beautiful Campo de San Francisco

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Seen in front of the San Isidoro church

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One of the streets where the El Fontán market takes place

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Plaza del Fontán – many restaurants are located in this plaza

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View of the mountains

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View from Parque de Invierno

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A hórreo in Parque de Invierno – granary house built on stilts to prevent rodents from coming in

 

La Semana Cultural pt. 2

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Students in the theater workshop acting out the play they wrote in class

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Maddy, Shannon, Erica and Maddy acting out their parts

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Students acting out the scenes they wrote

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Maddy, Shannon and Sean

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Maddy, Shannon and Sean going over their lines

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Students in the theater workshop

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Maddy and Erica in theater class

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The theater students performing their play in the auditorium

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The dance students performing the “pasodoble” dance

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The dance students performing the “pasodoble” dance

 

La Semana Cultural pt. 1

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The week of March 14-18 Casa de las Lenguas students did not have regular classes. Instead, the students signed up for 2 workshops they were interested in and participated in those for the week.

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Some of the students in dance, which was one of the most popular workshops

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Jon and Victoria practicing “merengue”

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Maddy and her dance partner practicing their dance routine

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Victoria and Jon in dance class

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Erica and her dance partner going over their dance routine

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Deborah and her dance partner practicing their part

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Nathan and his dance partner

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Students listening to the dance instructor

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Students practicing “pasodoble”

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Students practicing “pasodoble”

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The ending of the “pasodoble” dance routine

Group Dinner – Real Club de Tenis de Oviedo

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The inside of the part of the restaurant where we were seated

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Students deciding on what to order

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Students conversing and enjoying their meal

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Alex and Erin

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Deborah and Aliza

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Sean, Lucy and Casey

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Louis, Sarah and Nathan

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Erica, Victoria, Janae, Gabi, and Dominique

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Joanna, Katie and Marlea

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Jon and Maddy

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Maddy, Jessie, Shannon and Amma

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Traditional group picture with the Temple flag after dinner