Last Friday the school had arranged a fun activity called nolling/inspark which started off in the cafeteria at school were we all ate tacos. After that we were divided into different groups and were handed a set of tasks to complete within two hours. It was really fun and I got to

meet even more people from different classes. After we had finished all of the challenges we went to the beach where everyone else was and just hung out before heading to the clubs. It was a really fun night and everyone was having a great time!

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Now I've been here in Fuengirola and living with my host family for ten days, it's been a mix of ups and downs and everything is still so new for me. Spain is also a lot more different than Sweden, more than I had expected, which also just makes me even more confused and makes me feel like I'm not actually "living" here. But even though it's been tough at times I know I'm going to have a great year here, the school and teachers are great, the students are really nice and the weather here is just absolutely amazing so I have nothing to complain about.

Now school has officially started with real lessons and not just introduction and I'm starting to get homework which I, believe it or not, actually appreciated because it helps me realise that this isn't just a vacation I'm on it's actually school and I'm suppose to study.

I thought I'd write a little bit about my first weekend here in Fuengirola and what I've been up to. On Saturday some girls from my class and I decided to go to a big shopping mall here in Fuengriola called Miramar. We took the buss there which wasn't far at all and just shopped for a few hours.

On Sunday I was with my sister and mom and relaxed at the pool that's by the apartment they rented. I then ate lunch with them and got to say a final goodbye before I changed to go meet some friends. 

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Three days ago the school had arranged an activity on the beach called aquathlon where each class competed against each other in swimming and running. It was really fun, my class came third, and afterwards the teachers had grilled hotdogs and hamburgers for us. After that we were once again divided into groups and continued doing some activities which also was a lot of fun. After aquathlon was officially finished me and some other girls from my class went to a local supermercado to buy some snacks and drinks that we enjoyed on the beach. After about 20 minutes some other people from the school went to the beach as well so we sat together with them, after that a lot more people from the school came and we ended up being a big group. It was really cozy, I got the opportunity to talk to some other students at school that I hadn't met before which was nice and some even went swimming. At around 22.30 I went home to my host family since I have a curfew till 23.00 and I didn't want to be late.

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Now I've been here a couple of days and it's been with mixed emotions. It's exciting to be here and everything's so new but it's also hard and I still miss home. I've been living with my host family now for two days and to be honest they weren't really what I expected, They are of course nice and all but I was expecting them to be more interested, but I've only been with them for two days so it's too early to judge.

I've also started school, tomorrow I start having real lessons since today and yesterday have only been introduction. It was kind of the same thing there, I had excepted more of the school and the other fellow exchange students. I get the feeling that a lot of the other students already knew each other before they moved which is a little boring and hard but like I said before, it's only been two days and I'm sure I'm going to have a great time with both my class and the other students.

So far not a lot has happened, these two days I've mostly been at the beach after school with some people from my class. We also went on a little "city adventure" with the teachers and they just showed use some important places to know of around in Fuengirola.


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Now I've been in Fuengirola for a week and I've been getting to know the city and exploring. It's really hot here, around 30 degrees, so I've mostly just been at the pool/beach. Previously today I met my hostmom (madre María) and my hostdad (padre José) (even their dog Neska) and I left all my luggage at their place. It was really nice to finally get to meet them and I think that I'm going to have a really good time living together with them.

Tomorrow at 10 am my school here in Fuengirola are having a meet and greet which I'll be going to to meet both my future teachers and classmates. After that my mom will drive me back to madre María y padre José's house and then I'll officially be moving in with them.

The view from the apartment I've been staying in this week together with my mom

Me in the ocean at Mijas Costa

My new home, the third balcony from the bottom is mine (the one with the brown bamboo fence)

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So today is my last day in Sweden and I spent it celebrating my sister's Birthday and a farewell dinner for me. In 12 hours I'll be leaving for Spain and it's nice to know that I have five days together with my mom before moving in with my new Spanish family all on my own.

Adíos amigos, I'll keep you posted!


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In three weeks my journey in Fuengirola begins and I've never been more excited. I will be leaving the 26th of August together with my mom, where we'll be staying in a rented apartment. Around the 2nd of September I'll meet and move in with my spanish host family and then two days later I'll be starting school.

About a month ago I received a letter from the school in Spain were my mentor introduced me to my family. Since then I've been having continuing contact with them through mail and FaceTime.

This is a picture my host mom sent me of her and the family.

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