Location: san sebastian, Spain
oh god im so bad at keeping this website up to date. i had good intentions to write it every day or at least once a week but there is always something else goin on !! thanks for all your messages - i just put them up on the site just now!!
arndt was here from wed until monday, we had a great weekend. on thur we went to "La Perla" the luxury health spa which overlooks playa de la concha coz i get discount tickets from uni. it was so great. they have all these relaxation pools which massage you with water jets and a huge saltwater jacuzzi and steam rooms and sauna and infra red beds and loads of cool stuff.
now im so stressed. i have 5 exams and 2 papers to write before xmas and it takes ages to study coz its in spanish. iv done no work up til now so its all piled up. aaaghh. i just want it to be finished.
cant wait to see ya all at xmas time !!!
luv mel xxxxxxxxx
Location: san sebastian, Spain
hi everyone !!
thanks to everyone who sent me an email/text/card/message for my birthday...i didnt have enough time/credit to reply to everyone but i really appreciated it !!
i have been having so much fun this last week...arndt got here last saturday and is still here until tue. im off uni til wed. on the sunday after he arrived he got one of his birthday presents from me...i organised a bungee jump off a 186foot bridge for me arndt and 13 other firends from here. we set off in 3 cars on sunday afternoon into the countryside until we found the bridge. it was huge ...it was terrible because the bungee people were 2 hours late and so we had 2 hours to look at th view before we jumped. but finally they arrived and everyone got their turn. i jumped 2nd. was so scary but i loved it!! i didnt tell my mum before now coz she woodnt have slept the week before it ..sorry mummy. ill get the photos up asap.
then on the tue night i celebrated my birthday with arndt and all the erasmus students in a bar in the old town. it was such a great night and my friends here bought me surf lessons for my birthday. i cant wait to do them ..its a weekend course. i was sooooooooooooooooo drunk at my party and was a little bit sick ...arndt had to carry my shoes, my bag and me home, help me to bed and hold the plastic bag. ooops. sorry arndt. so much for 21st birthday s**
another present for arndt was that we went away for a night to stay in this cool house in the country. it was an old stone building in the middle of the mountains, inside all decorated in wood and stone, with big fireplace and old fashioned bathtubs, gorgeous garden etc. in the evening we went to the "relaxation zone"... another stone building with jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. we got to hire it out just for the two of us !!! was so nice. the next day we wanted to visit the caves but it was raining so headed back to san sebastian for some tapas and beer.
2nite me and arndt r going for paella with julia and her boyfriend then im sure we'l meet the others to party!
speak to u all soon. love mel xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Location: san sebastian, Spain
i just arrived back in san sebastian on monday night after a fantastic week in Munich. i left last tue and arrived in the centre of munich around 830pm. arndt cooked a nice meal - not as good as the nights i cook but still, not bad ;-) then on wed, arndt went to work and i went in search of a dirndl ..the traditional munich clothing that lots of people wear to oktoberfest. the last time i was in munich arndt and i both tried on the traditional clothing n he really liked the dirndl so i really wanted to find one coz they r really sexy push ur boobs up to your chin, hehe. usually they r so expensive but i managed to get one at a great price coz of the size. u have to get a size smaller than usual, im a size 8 just now so i bought a 6. oh my god. getting it on was really a laugh but once it was on it looked good. so i got ready and arndt got home from work to find me in my dirndl. i couldnt breathe all night. hehe. im gonna put the photos online asap. the first night of oktoberfest we went with arndts department from the bank which was fun coz the people were nice and the bank paid everything. but after all the free beer i was so drunk. the thursday was recovery day, thn on friday we had the traditional munich breakfast before going to the zoo. it was great, the monkeys were so funny. our favourite was a baby one called willie. sat i squeezed back into my dirndl and we went back to oktoberfest, this time we went earlier. we met with some of arndts friends and also a friend of ours from paris exchange (was good to see you christophe !! ) we were drinking all day then me and arndt left the tent and went on the ghost train and some of the ther rides. the music and atmosphere at oktoberfest was sooo good!!
on friday im going to th south of france for delphine and stephane´s wedding!! cant wait.
hope everyone is well,
love mel xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Location: san sebastian, Spain
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a lethal mix
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Hi everyone !
Hope youre all well!! Im having such a great time in San Sebastian! Moved into my new flat last week. Im living with a guy from Germany called Jan and a girl from Santander called Lara. They are both really nice. The flat is cool, its just next to the beach and really big. Its also really old ..We have quite a lot of cleaning to do!! The international film festival started here a few days ago. Last night we went to see a film called Inside Deep Throat..a documentary about a porn film. It was really good! Tonight we are going to see a Spanish one. For some of the films the director and main actor come and speak to you. I cant find any films with George Clooney, i'm so disappointed. Me and all the international students are still doing the intensive Spanish courses just now and have gotten quite easily into the rhythm of 3 hours of class a day and the rest of the time divided amongst the following activities: beach volley, swimming, drinking, cooking, drinking, sleeping, drinking, cinema, drinking. I dont want proper classes to start! A week tomorrow I go to Munich, ill stay for nearly a week then ill be back here for a few days to sign up for classes then I go to the south of France!! Im soooo excited. I cant decide which weekend i'm more excited about (haha only joking Arndt ..of course it is the one when I come to see you ).
Loads of love,
Salut à tous
Jespère que vous allez bien.je méclate à San Sebastian, cest vraiment genial. Jai trouvé mon appartement la semaine dernière. Cest très grand et juste à côté de la plage. Mais cest super vieux..jai beaucoup de nettoyage à faire mais je trouve pas le temps entre les fêtes et la plage. Moi et les autres etudiants déchange, on fait encore les cours despagnol en ce moment..cest à dire 3h par jour. Le reste du temps on passe à la plage où dans les bars. Ça me convient très bien comme ça. Je préfère que les autres cours ne commencent pas. Ilya aussi le festival du film en ce moment donc on voit plein de films et souvent ilya les acteurs et directeurs qui viennent parler aprés le film. Je trouve pas de film avec George Clooney. Demain dans une semaine je vais à Munich pour une semaine et le weekend aprés je viens sur la côte!!!!
Location: san sebastian, Spain
Hi everyone!! (check out the new photo page)
After a bit of a disappointing summer in La Manga del Mar im glad to say im seeing a bit of real Spain. San Sebastian in the Basque country is absolutely beautiful. I liked it from the moment I arrived. The old town is really lovely..all cobbled streets and old buildings and it is full of little shops, pubs and tapas bars. It is such a good atmosphere to go out here at night. The city is so beautiful
it is surrounded by hills and mountains and a river runs through the centre down towards the coast where there are some gorgeous beaches..Bahia de La Concha and Playa de la Zurriola. Playa de la Zurriola is the surfers beach. It receives all the strong winds and the waves are HUGE. It is so great watching the surfers. I cant wait to take lessons. Since I got here the weather has been really varied
some really stormy, rainy days and some really sunny and hot days. The hot days ive been at the beach with the other students, playing beach volley and body boarding and swimming in the waves. Its so much fun. Especially with the body board
when you catch the wave at the right moment you go so fast ..all the way to the beach. You have to be careful though because the currents are strong. Classes started last Monday with a test to assess everyones spanish. Im in the advanced class. We have classes everyday 10am-1.15pm until 26th september
then the business courses start and the hours will be more. Its brilliant just now because we have lots of free time to enjoy the city and get to know all the students. On the first day I met some really lovely friends. There is a really huge group of international students..we have had some great nights out already!! Ive had no time to sleep. All the spanish students have still to arrive as obviously they dont come to intensive spanish courses so im really looking forward to meeting them. Im cant wait until Arndt comes so I can show him the city. But first im going back to munich for octoberfest ..the first weekend in october ..cant wait!! Keep in touch everyone,
Love mel xxxxxxxxxx
Salut à tous (finalement jai mis des photos, voir san seb 1st week!!)
Je suis arrivée à San Sebastian dans le pays Basque samedi dernier et déja je suis amoureuse de la ville (je prefère toujours la côte mais bon, San Sebastian cest vraiment pas mal et je suis contente dêtre ici jusquà juin). La veille ville est super jolie..plein de petites rues avec des magasins, des pubs et des bars de tapas. La ville est entourée par des montagnes et des collines. Il y une fleuve qui coupe la ville en deux et qui arrive à deux plages magnifiques.. Bahia de La Concha and Playa de la Zurriola. Playa de la Zurriola cest la plage où se trouvent tous les surfers..donc mois je suis toujours ici. Jadore les regarder. Les vagues des fois sont enormes! Jai trop hate dapprendre comment faire du surf. Cette semaine jai fait beaucoup de body board ..ça aussi cest genial. Je me suis beaucoup amusée..si tu attrappes la vague juste au bon moment tu vas super vite jusquà la plage. Le temps depuis mon arrivé a beaucoup changé. Il y avait quelques jours où il a fait tres beau et quelques jours où il a plu comme vache qui pisse! Les jours quil a fait beau jétais à la plage avec des autres étudiants pour nager et jouer au volley. Jai rencontré beaucoup damis super sympas de partout et je suis beaucoup sortie avec eux cette semaine. Beaucoup de fete. Jusquà 26 septembre jai seulement des cours despagnol, de 10h à 13h15 tous les jours. Puis le 27 septembre les cours de commerce commencent. Tous les etudiants espagnols arrivent le 27 (ils ne sont pas ici pour les cours intensifs despagnol evidamment) donc jai hate de les rencontrer aussi. Jai vraiment hate que mon copain vienne pour lui montrer la ville. Mais avant je vais le voir encore à Munich pour le fesival de la bière.
Location: la manga, murcia, Spain
sorry its been so long since i put news on the site. loads has happened here since the last entry. im no longer working in the french restaurant. had some serious arguments with the boss who is a complete nutcase and doesnt run her business very legally and trys to exploit people who dont stick up for themselves. luckily i do. neway its a long story but i got fired and flung out of her flat.(5th person out in 3 weeks)think she knew i was lookin for anothr job.so i was homeless and unemployed. and then i slept on a boat for four days with an english couple who i met. then i found a new job in an ice cream cafe. and rented a cool villa for one week.then my family got here so been staying with them. they still are here, they leave on sat. been havin some very drunk nights with my sister who is a bad influence on me. and arndt was here from friday til tue. we rented another flat for the 5 days he was here. was the best five days of the summer. we had such a brilliant time. so everythings goin good. the ice cream place is cool and im always chatting with all the spanish locals. hav one day off a week. and always go for a few swalls after work at the busiest bar here in the port with the other spanish people.the other week had one to many and was walkin home on my own and i didnt notice that a water sprinkler had soaked the ground. landed on my ass and coodnt get up. this couple came over and lifted me off the ground. how embarrisin.from sat onwards im gonna live with this argentinan guy and his four other flatmates who r letting me crash with them. in three weeks time i get on the plane to munich to see arndt!!!!!!!!!!!!!! cant wait. few days there ,then quick stop in scotland then off to san sebastian.loads more to tell but internet so expensive.
love m xx
salut a tous...
desolee, ca fait un petit moment que jai pas donne de mes nouvelles. beaucoup s'est passe ici depuis la derniere fois. je ne travaille plus avec les francais. ma patron etait une folle qui gerait son resto dans un facon pas tres legal et qui essayait d'exploiter les gens. jai eu quelques disputes graves avec elle et elle m'a viree et m'a jetee de son appart. (5eme personne de partir dans 3 semaines!) je pense qu'elle savait que je cherchais autre boulot. donc jetais un SDF. et puis jai dormi 4 jours sur un bateau avec un couple anglais. et puis jai trouve du travail dans une glacerie et jai loue un super appart pour une semaine. puis ma famille est arrivee et jai demenage chez eux. ils sont encore ici, jusqu'a samedi.jai passe pas mal de soirees bourree avec ma soeur qui est une mauvaise element pour moi. mon copain est venu de vendredi a mardi. on a pris un autre appart quand il etait ici. les meillures 5 jour de l'ete. le travail dans la glacerie est bien. je parle qu'espagnol au travail. et apres je vais toujours au bar pour boire un coup avec les autres espagnols qui travaillent dans le port. a partir de samedi je vais vivre avec un mec de argentine et ses 4 amis.5eme logement depuis mon arrive. dans 3 semaines je vais en allemage pour quelques jours..a munich.. pour voir arndt. et puis san sebastian. beaucoup plus de nouvelles mais internet super cher. jespere que tout le monde va bien. jai hate de revenir sur la cote.