Valencia 2011

Valencia 2011

martes, 19 de julio de 2011


Unfortunately good times always have an end!

Last week in Valencia was for (final) exams and the last rehearsals for choir and theater before the big day: The Farewell Party. The students prepared their individual and group performances with too much effort. The result was more than outstading! It was superoutstandulous! The students sang, acted and danced with emotion and love. Families were happy and impressed by the talent your kids showed on stage. Great show, laughs and lot of fun! A night to remember!

But happiness will contrast with sadness this week. This coming Wednesday will be the hardest for the kids since they have to say bye-bye to their spanish families. On Wednesday we will be leaving for Madrid where we will be staying two days. We will visit the famous Prado and Reina Sofia museums and many other interesting places. Friday is the day you all have been waiting for: KIDS ARE BACK IN HOME! Time to prepare a good american meal and have a warm welcome for those you love with the deep bottom part of your heart.

On behalf of the Valencia team (Matt, Ivy, Victor and me), I want to say that It was great to spend a summer with nice, lovely and intelligent kids like your kids were. 

Muchas gracias a todos ustedes!

domingo, 10 de julio de 2011


Hola Lola!

Time flies like Iberia! Just two more weeks in magic Valencia. More to come when you visit Spain with your kids in a near future : )

Besides the celebration for Independence Day with games on the beach last Monday, there were also some other interesting things that took place last week. We had our traditional screening of spanish movies on Tuesday with "Mar Adentro". Last Wednesday was our last day for sports. Since the sun was so furious that day we were on the fields for a shorter time than the usual.

Last Thursday was for a Flamenco show! It was fun! The kids practiced what they had learned in the flamenco classes and enjoyed dancing it with full energy! And with that same energy teenagers have at their age, 15 kids from the group could experience a live concert on Friday with a spanish band called Maldita Nerea (*optiona activity*).

On Saturday they visited the Fallero Museum where they could see the Ninots (like big dolls or puppets that are displayed in March during the famous "Fallas Valencianas") that werent burnt as the tradition demands. See:

Today (Sunday), we went with some students (*optional activity*) to Cirque du Soleil. They were impressed with all the performances and magic it offered. Our jaws were on the floor during the 2 hours.

This week we will be working on our performances for the farewell party. Meaning that you have to prepare the welcome party over there! Start thinking how to surprise your kids since they really miss you all! 

lunes, 4 de julio de 2011


Hola Hola Coca Cola!

One more week behind  : (  Sniff, sniff

Last week was full of adventure,culture and Barcelona. The week started with a visit to one of the most famous porcelain companies around the world: Lladró. The kids had the chance to see the whole process a piece has to go through to reach that magnificent elegance that is very common in a Lladró porcelain.

On Tuesday, we went to Valencia's soccer stadium El Mestalla. We were able to see the press room, the field, the private rooms companies and fans can use for a season and many pictures from the team´s glorious times.After that, the kids had the chance to buy merchandise from Valencia CF in an official store close to the stadium.

Las Thursday was for biting nails. A famous spanish thriller was screened for free. Many students liked the movie but said it was a little bit scary.

And..... and.... and ....... Friday came with a great excursion  to Barcelona. It was a total success.We left Valencia around 6:07am and arrived in Barcelona around 11:19 am.We visited the famous Sagrada Familia first. Some kids had the chance to see the interior and some others decided to go shopping around the place. It was so beautiful and nice! We had lunch in a famous park called Parc Guell. This was designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudi. We also visited Gaudi´s Casa Mila and saw Casa Batllo´s facade. At the end of the visit they had free time to explore Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter, the market and the Port. It was simply : Fantástico!

The best wishes from all your kids . They say:  HAPPY 4th of July! Long Live America!