First week in Bilbao = success! From eating pinxtos to meeting fellow members of the Trojan Family to singing hard rock karaoke, everything I have done this week has put a smile on my face. I technically haven't even been here for a week yet but since it's Sunday I felt it was an appropriate time to blog. I feel like I've been here for weeks but it's only been a few days..
Bilbao is a city with personality. I'm not quite sure how to explain it. Perhaps as I spend more time here I will be able to forumulate a description of this "personality," but for now all I will say is that I love being in the Basque country and being explosed to two cultures.
One fascinating tidbit about Bilbao is that I believe it tries to fall somewhere between the "historical-looking" city and the "modern" city with its clash of medival and contemporary architecture. I call Bilbao "la ciudad del futuro" because of its arcitecture and infrastructure. It's gorgeous. And the fact that it's surrounded by mountains and divided by a peaceful river has me convinced that I am living in the most beautiful part of Spain.
In other news, as I breifly mentioned before, I have already ran into two members of the Trojan Family in Bilbao. One of them works at the study abroad office at the University of Deusto (where I go to school here), and he got his PhD from SC! The other is a girl about my age who is from Bilbao and studied abroad at SC last year. Cool, huh? I love how the Trojan Family is everywhere.
My friend said I should keep a list or something of all of the people I meet who are connected to SC. I think I might do that.
Time to update my travel log!