Name: Emily Southmayd
School: The Pennsylavnia State University
Semester: Summer program Language and Culture
Yesterday, we had an excursion to Colonia de Sant Jordi where we kayaked and then spent a few hours on the beach. We kayaked for a few hours total, stopping at a beach for a bit then moving on to a small rocky island, where we saw a few lizards that were endemic to that area, just like the ones we saw at Dragonera were endemic to that island. We also saw some of the molluscs and gastropods-such nerds for noticing these things!
The kayaking was definitely a workout, but it was really fun and a great way to spend the Saturday. Plus when we got back to the mainland we got to eat the bocadillos from our madres, then spend a few hours laying out on the beach...quite the field trip if you ask me. There wasn't a single one of us in our group of 17 that didn't sleep on the bus back to Palma, we were all so exhausted.
But not even a long day could keep us in on a Saturday night! We went to Tito's, which is a very popular disctoteca (club) in Palma de Mallorca. It was pretty awesome, and indescribable. It's so crazy how music that's popular in America is also the music that's popular here...kind of comforting as well since we're familiar with it.
Overall it was definitely a great day, but I was quite happy to be able to sleep in a bit then relax on the beach all afternoon today. Sunday's are the perfect day to rest up, because I'm sure the week ahead will be just as adventurous!
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