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Rain + boredom => delirium

rain 20 °C
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I have a startling confession to make, after all the - often way too long - posts I’ve written here. I don’t know what to write you. And I’m not talking writer’s block, I just don’t know anything that has happened in the past days that is worth telling you about. Only option is to tell you a few things that did happen but are just not so tremendously exciting. So if you’re reading further than this and you get bored out of your mind, don’t come nagging to me, I just gave you a five-sentence long warning.

Signed up!
I’ve finally officially signed up for the short film course I was planning on taking here in Bergara. One of my professors at the university had to call the town hall to explain that I wanted to take the course, since there was no way I would be able to communicate in Spanish over the phone - you have no idea how helpful sign language has been here. As for the photography course, I’m not yet sure, since there may be too many candidates and then they just throw our name cards in a hat and pick at random who gets to play! (I’m only half serious, but as a dedicated reader you should’ve figured that out.)

Rainy shopping
Apart from that, my roomies wanted to take a trip to Vitoria-Gasteiz today, since our classes got cancelled. Although the weather was horrible, we got on the bus so we wouldn’t waste our day in the apartment (which had maybe been a better idea, seeing the schoolwork I still have to finish because I probably won’t be home this weekend). Shopping is no use with a budget that’s as pitifully low as mine at the moment, but the weather didn’t give us any other options. Not enough time to go to the fine arts museum (which I really want to visit sometime soon), too wet to check out the city’s architecture (Michael hadn’t been there up till now).

Belgian hallucinations
But while wandering around in El Corte Inglés, the two guys bumped into something that made our day. DELIRIUM. Doesn’t sound familiar? It’s the best beer in the world (to my humble opinion, but a few years ago also to the opinion of the people that officially determine the best beer in the world)! I haven’t really missed anything from Belgium so far, but this was just something from home that made me intrinsically happy. Don’t be mistaken, it’s not because it’s from Belgium or because I’m suffering from homesickness, it’s just really, really good. A recommendation to all of you who haven’t ever tried it!

Tomorrow another day at Eitb awaits us and afterwards I might stay in Bilbao for the weekend. I’ve found someone on Couchsurfing that is willing to host me for a few days; I’m still waiting for the confirmation. A little adventure is needed now and then, it’s like a drug to me, and sleeping over at a stranger’s apartment does the trick most of the time.

I’m going to enjoy my precious Delirium now; probably talk to you when I get back from Bilbao!


Posted by Sajeh 00:05 Archived in Spain Tagged living_abroad

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