It was a great pleasure hosting Daisy, Scott, Grant and Ashley Thorshov at our THE TERRACE emyrEnt holiday rental apartment. Thorshov family is enjoying a year full of adventures. We would like to share with you their stay in San Sebastian. Here is the first part of their adventure!
We spent two weeks in beautiful, charming San Sebastian and it wasn’t long enough. We loved our apartment, not a block from the sea, and our sweet and helpful apartment manager, Ane. We hiked a lot and also spent time enjoying the city, food and a few other things. Ashley took a surfing lesson and spent as many minutes as she could physically endure swimming in the freezing cold Bay of Biscay. Grant improved his Spanish with hours of lessons from Begoña at the Lacunza Spanish School. Ane found the school for us and I would highly recommend all of them (Ane, Begoña , and Lacunza). The Spanish School offers all kinds of classes and even combo classes like “Cooking and Spanish” or “Surfing and Spanish.” Grant needed a tutor and Begoña was so sweet and whether or not she was actually interested in the video games Grant likes, she had him enthusiastically talking about them in Spanish by the time we left town.
(This was our living room)
Oh, and he had also told her all about the Spanish Soap Opera or “Novella” that Scott and I are watching on Netflix. We started watching it because we wanted to watch a movie one night, but I can’t usually stay awake through movies so we looked for something shorter and found this show about a Mexican woman who is all mixed up in drug dealing in Mexico and she flees her country for safety in Spain. It was in Spanish with subtitles and as corny as it was to begin with, we now actually look forward to finding out what Theresa Mendoza is up to on occasion, and have even learned a few things like Spain has cities on the continent of Africa. Yep, bet you didn’t know that, the port cities of Ceuta and Melilla, and we learned that from watching a Soap.
This is the rooftop view from our patio on the 6th floor. There was an elevator but we went up and down the stairs for the exercise the majority of the time.
Scott took this photo from our patio of me bundled up and jogging in place on the beach and Ashley playing in the water. I gave her a thirty minute time limit so I wouldn’t freeze and was surprised when she emerged with five minutes to spare. She told me that she couldn’t feel her toes and that was a bit worrisome for her.
(… to be continued)