In March 2013 the GCSE Spanish students and Mandy, accompanied by her husband, Keith had a fantastic trip to Antequera in the South of Spain. They arrived to sun and temperatures of 27 degrees Celsius. They enjoyed a day sightseeing in Cordoba, seeing the Moorish mosque/cathedral and castle, with its beautiful manicured gardens. They went out for a typical meal to the local bar/restaurant, and tried new ingredients such as octopus, squid and other traditional Spanish foods. As they left the restaurant that evening the village community was taking part in its Holy Week celebrations and a procession was passing by, which they almost became part of!. They grappled with the language and some chatted to the locals where we were staying.
Later on in the week they visited the Torcal natural park and the Fuente de Piedra nature reserve and overall very much enjoyed the contrasting temperatures to those in the UK!
A great time was had by all.