This is where (no) magic happens…
After I left the party on Sunday, I have checked in to my apartment in Santa Cruz. I expected that I would share it with another student of the Spanish school that I attend, but it turns out that there are five rooms for rent, and they are not exclusively meant for students. So at the moment I am sharing the place with five others from five different countries. The apartment is clean and tidy, and there is a friendly atmosphere among its inhabitants. One of the girls (Patricia) has been very helpful in telling me where to find practical things such as a grocery, the beach and a gym. There is a shared living room, bathroom and a kitchen. It’s located in the center of the city, near the ‘Plaza de España’. My school is a 15 minute walk away. The city feels much more cosmopolitan than Puerto de la Cruz and there are way less tourists here. So for the moment I’m fine here.
I left for school around 09:30 on monday, making sure I would be on time for my first class starting at 10:00. My schooldays are from 10:00-13:30, with a 30 min break in the middle. That’s half of what I expected, as I had misinterpreted the timetable. Classes are either in the morning or in the afternoon. I thought I would have both. Summertime is the off season for the school, as most students, coming from the north, prefer to come to the island during winter when it’s cold in their homelands. At the moment there are four others in my group, but people may come and go every week. The level seems to be all right for now.
When I returned from school, Patricia took me to her gym. It looked pretty good so I decided to sign myself up and work out right away. As I finished my work out I noticed that an injury to my left shoulder blade, that I had contracted at the beginning of the year had popped up again. The next morning my neck and my shoulders were very stiff and even putting on a shirt was painful. So I attended my classes, but I were unable to do any kind of work out today. I’ll see a masseuse tomorrow. Hopefully she can loosen things up for me.