Wow, we found another astonishing building of Gaudí – off the beaten path in Barcelona´s neighbourhood of Sant Gervasi. Between 1900-1909 the famous Catalan architect was commissioned to build this manor house Bellesgueard meaning “Beautiful View”. He was inspired by the medieval castle, Casa Figueras, from the early 15th century that belonged to Martin, King of Aragon (Count of Barcelona). The architectural style of the building is called Catalan Modernism – an art and literature
Our Spanish class started on Monday. Michael joined a beginners class, Christian an advanced beginners class. Both classes only comprise two students so it is very intense. The school „Vamos Spanish!“ is just one block away and it takes us only 2 minutes to walk there – very convenient. We also found a gym close by called Megatlon – it is within the shopping center Alto Palermo just 5 minutes walking distance to
On Monday, February 8th we arrived finally to Buenos Aires – the place we chose to spend about 2 months in order to learn Spanish. A driver brought us directly to our apartment in Palermo which was luckily as described on the internet and according to the photos we saw. We immideately liked the neighbourhood – a nice street with a pedestrian area and lots of cafes and restaurants. First task was to go to
February 6th, 2010: Inside the Samba school Friday afternoon we went to the Samba school of Vila Vilha do get our costumes for the carneval parade. The place was bustling with activity. It was not really clear to us what was happening and why, but in the end we managed to get our dresses.
Having lost my blog from back then I discovered that a lot of entries still exist on Facebook. So here is what I have recollected: February 4th, 2010: Sightseeing in Rio Wednesday we spent a very hot day visiting the tourist sights of Rio. First we went up the hills by mini-bus to inspect the famous statue of Jesus. Next we went up the sugar loaf mountain by cable-car. Both trips offered spectacular views