My teammate Alice and I decided that the -25∘c/-13∘f in Garmisch was simply too cold, so we made a dash for the coast and found ourselves in Malaga, Spain
We had an amazing time and it really felt like a mini-vacation. Malaga is one of the oldest cities in Europe. It has been influenced by many different cultures and those cultures have each left marks that have stood the test of time. One of the highlights was the food. I have seen programs on tv about spanish food, but I was truly surprised by how tasty it was. The first two days we tried to really experience the culture and atmosphere of the town, and the last day we wanted to relax, so we went to a Turkish Bath, which is another new experience for me, but oh so relaxing! Check out some of the pics
After a few days of training back in Solden, we left for Russia. It was my first time there and I had many lasting impressions. What I found most interesting is that, yes, the people did come off cold initially, but they were amazingly polite and welcoming. They wouldn't start a conversation with you, but if you asked, they were so willing to help, more so then in Central Europe. I also really enjoyed some of the culture they brought in to show us. A choir, dancers, traditional dress.... I loved it all! Thanks Russia for such a nice stay.
I am now in Bansko Bulgaria for the last speed race before finals. It is crunch time now!
Lots of Love,
Life is full of surprises and amazing places. I have an overwhelming desire to constantly be challenged and pushed, and to see everything this world has to offer.