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Discovering the Charms of Southern Spain: Wemms Students' Cultural Expedition

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Discovering the Charms of Southern Spain: Wemms Students’ Cultural Expedition

Wednesday, 12 April, 2023

Wemms students embarked on a trip to explore the beauty and culture of southern Spain. The trip took them to three of the region's most vibrant cities - Cadiz, Puerto de Santa Maria, and Sevilla - where they immersed themselves in the local traditions and way of life.

The base for the trip was the Puerto de Santa Maria, Whilst staying in Spark language school, the students had the chance to take Spanish lessons and earn certificates, which allowed them to immerse themselves more deeply in the local culture. They also experienced the passion and energy of Flamenco dancing by having a lesson from a local instructor, who taught them the steps and rhythms of this traditional dance.

In their free time, the students enjoyed a relaxing day at the beach and visited the local market, where they had the opportunity to interact with the vendors and purchase fresh produce and souvenirs. They also visited the Castillo San Marcos, a 17th-century fortress that offers breathtaking views of the sea.

One day was spent in Cadiz, a port town known for its stunning beaches and rich history. The highlight of the day was probably tasting the delicious churros con chocolate, as well as visiting lots of souvenir shops! Most students also climbed the Tavira tower and enjoyed 360-degree views from the roof top, after learning how a Camera Obscura works.

On the last day, the group travelled to Sevilla, the capital of Andalusia and one of Spain's most beautiful cities. In Sevilla, the sun finally shone which added to the beauty of the cathedral and palace visits.

Throughout the trip, the students were accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who shared her insights and love for the region. They were able to try the local cuisine, including paella expertly made by the students themselves, and interact with locals who were happy to share their stories and traditions.

In summary, the Wemms students' trip to southern Spain was an unforgettable experience. The beauty and charm of Cadiz, Puerto de Santa Maria, and Sevilla left an indelible mark on their hearts and minds. They returned home with a newfound appreciation for the Spanish language, culture, and way of life, and with memories that will last a lifetime.

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