I’m back with another photo set as I really love doing these posts. Last month, I spent a week with my family in Algeciras which is one of the biggest ports in Europe and just a two hour drive away from where I’m currently living in Granada.
I don’t often get to see this side of my family and it’s so nice to see all of my cousins growing up, especially my youngest ones! I have a very big family on my dad’s side and we’re all cousins somehow which gets very confusing but let’s just say there’s a lot of us.
We spent our days at the beach at Getaras, wandering around the nearest town of Tarifa, looking out at Africa, throwing barbecues for everyone… just relaxing and spending quality family time really!
My Spanish definitely improved very quickly while I was here as I had to play translator a lot of the time because my youngest cousins don’t speak much English and the conversation between the adults was often in English, so I was constantly asked ‘qué ha dicho??’ which means what did he/she say? It was quite infuriating at times, especially when it was just a simple request like ‘pass me the chicken’ but it was a good way of practising all of my verbs and vocab… so much for a holiday!
Luckily we still caught the glorious September weather, and I want to come back in January with Tom so that he can meet the family members he hasn’t seen before, but also because by then my Spanish really will be so much better and I’ll be able to participate a lot more in conversations. I love learning the Andalucian accent which is so different from what I learnt in school which was the standard Castillian- with a Mexican twang I’ve been told!
For now though it’s been really nice to spend time with this part of my family and I hope that we all keep in touch more from now on!
Lots of Love,