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5 posts from March 2013

03/29/2013

Sudsy Sunset in Madrid, by Hannah Johnson, CIEE Palma de Mallorca

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Name: Hannah Johnson

Semester: Liberal Arts Fall 2012-Spring 2013

School: University of Iowa

Sometimes it rains and sometimes people put sudds in fountains.

Taken on a CIEE trip to Madrid in September.

Madrid, Spain, September 2012Madrid, Spain, September 2012Madrid, Spain, September 2012

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03/27/2013

I can see clearly now... by Hannah Johnson, CIEE Palma de Mallorca

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Name: Hannah Johnson

Semester: Liberal Arts Fall 2012-Spring 2013

School: University of Iowa

The rain is gone….

Da da da daaaa dadada dadada… dadada…

The rain bow this morning when I woke up made me feel hopeful. Maybe more hopeful than the day turned out. (not a top ten day in the least. good thing it’s not Friday.) Now that this day is almost over

Now that the day is over, this picture still makes me smile.

Trying to see the world a little clear today.

Trying to see the world a little clear today.

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Visit CIEE Palma de Mallorca facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/155911482876 & blog: http://study-palma-all.ciee.org

And our official websites:

SEMESTER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/liberal-arts

 http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/business-tourism

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-language-culture

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

03/21/2013

Dia de San Francisco: Also known as gawking at animals day, by Hannah Johnson, CIEE Palma de Mallorca

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Name: Hannah Johnson

Semester: Liberal Arts Fall Spring 2012-2013

School: University of Iowa

While San Francisco was not from Mallorca, the man who founded the city is. (fun fact) For unrelated reasons Dia de San Francisco (Saint Fracisco’s day) is a big deal in Mallorca. It is important because it is the day that animals are blessed by the catholic church. While my Spanish madre was too embarrassed to bring our funny looking animals with us there were some great people/animal watching opportunities as the paraded, from the cathedral to the church of saint Francisco, to be blessed. Check it out!

Dia de los animales“Don’t I just look fabulous?!”

Dia de los animales 2
When cat marries mouse

San francisco 1
“Oh when the saints go marching in…”

San francisco 2
The small lead the large

San francisco 3
The dalmatian seamed wired in Palma, where small dogs rule, and then I realized he was walking two goats

San francisco 4
This dog was too special to walk, so he road in a basket. The lady next to him has a fish in a pale.

San francisco 5
The prize of coolest animal goes to the lady with the owl!

 

Visit CIEE Palma de Mallorca facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/155911482876 & blog: http://study-palma-all.ciee.org

And our official websites:

SEMESTER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/liberal-arts

 http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/business-tourism

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-language-culture

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

 


03/12/2013

Top Ten Things I am grateful for, by Hannah Johnson, CIEE Palma de Mallorca

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Name: Hannah Johnson

Semester: Liberal Arts Fall 2012 / Spring 2013

School: University of Iowa

1. First and foremost I am grateful for the parents who support me financially and emotionally, the friends who don’t make me feel like I am missing out too much, and a boyfriend who is patient and kind.

2. My family here in Palma, they make me feel loved and are ever patient with me. Plus, my madre is a great cook, which makes my stomach SUPER happy.

3. That I get the chance to study in one of the most beautiful places on earth. A place which is so unlike where I am from and in which I find new things to delight me every day.

4. The two little rat dogs that have stolen my heart and are warming my lap as I write this. They are so ugly they are cute and they are as sweet as can be.

5. My bus pass. It is nearly impossible for Americans to get one, but CIEE worked tirelessly to get through the red tape of Spain. Now I pay 1/4 of the cost each month to get to and from school, I get to use the fast lane, AND my card beeps when I use it.

6. Skype. this one might be cheating a little, but I am REALLY grateful for it. It lets me see and talk to family 5,000 miles away and last time I checked that was pretty amazing.

7. Snail mail. I have always loved getting letters and packages, but hear they have taken on such a greater importance. Each time one comes it is like someone is sending me a little bit of themselves. I read letters over and over. I even open packages in a new way, more slowly and with more appreciation because they are so hard to send to Spain.

8. Fire places. My family may not turn their heat on when it gets cold, but there is almost always a fire in the fire place at night. Plus we grill in the fireplace at least once a week. I never expected a luxury like a fireplace and it always make me feel all warm inside.

9. I cannot forget all of my friends here in Spain. They make my life crazy and keep me a little more sane and centered.

10. That last semester I got to cook not only my first Thanksgiving meal, but I got to share it with all of my friends here in Palma, for many of whom it was their first Thanksgiving.


03/08/2013

Great Blog by a CIEE Palma de Mallorca student

http://mattmantikas.blogspot.com.es