スペインに行ってきましたよー I was in Spain??

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Hola~! Me llamo Micaela!

また更新します!
I’m updating again!

びっくりしているやろー
Are you surprised?

実は、木曜日は英会話教室やっています。
Actually,  I teach English classes on Thursdays.

そして生徒たちは、最近ブログを見るようになりました。
And my students have started reading my blog.

読んでもらうってことで凄く更新をするモチベーションになります。
The fact that they’re watching is motivating me to update it more.

そして、リクエストで、早く先週のスペイン旅行について書きたいと思います。
So, by request, I’m writing about my trip to Spain last week. :)

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Stamp in my passport! Good to go!

そうです。お仕事でスペインに行くことになりました。
That’s right, I got to go to Spain for work.

どんな仕事なのか、ネット上ではかけないけど。
I can’t be any more specific than that on the internet。

でもすごく楽しかったです。初めてのスペインというか、初めてのヨーロッパでした。
But it was a lot of fun. It was not only my first trip to Spain, but also my first trip to Europe.

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Flags hang from the balconies.

町づくりはとても素敵でした。ビルが古いでしたが、それでなにかちょっとお洒落な雰囲気になりました。
I really loved the layout of the city. The buildings were old-fashioned, but that made it look trendy and cool.

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顔をつかんでキスするなんていいなー

映画に出てきそうな風景ばかりでした。
Most streets looked like scenes from movies to me.

なんかちょっとロマンチックな雰囲気もありました。
It kind of had a romantic atmosphere to it as well.

犬が普通にどこでもウェルカムでしたし、
Dogs seemed to be welcomed everywhere.

お店を経営したゴールデンレトリバーにも、出会えました。(笑)
I even met a Golden Retriever who ran a corner store.

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いらっしゃいませ! Hola~!

英語は、分からなかったようですが。(笑)
He didn’t seem to speak English though. (Haha.)

まあ、っていうか、実は、スペインで英語必ず通じるわけじゃないです。
Actually, English isn’t a commonly spoken language in Spain.

観光地に行けば誰か分かるぐらいですけど、
If you go to the touristy places, someone might speak to you, but

タクシーを乗ったときでも、うまく伝えられなかった時もありました。
I definitely had trouble communicating in taxis, etc.

とにかく、スペインに行く前に、iPadのアプリでスペイン語を少しでも勉強してよかったです。
In any case, I’m glad I studied a little bit of Spanish on my iPad before I went.

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豚肉のお店

スペインと言えば、ハモン・セラーノです。
Spain is famous for Jamón serrano。

間と言えば、塩漬けにした、薄切りのハムです。
It’s salted, thinly sliced ham, to put it simply.

ほぼ毎日ハムを食べたような気がします。
I am certain we ate ham every single day.

ホテルの近くの道にあった豚肉のお店、窓に除いてみると・・・
This was a butcher on a street near my hotel. Looking in the window, I could see..

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美味しそう! Bueno!

お店の壁に飾り付けていた、豚の足。
Pig’s legs decorating the walls of the shop.

ハムだけではなくてソーセージも大人気みたいですね。
It looks like sausages are also popular in Spain.

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肉の種類いろいろあって面白いですね

やはり店内は日本やカナダの店の雰囲気と全然違いますね。
The feel of this store is entirely different from anything I’ve seen in Canada or Japan.

本当に海外にきた!!って感じでした。
It really felt like I was in a new land.

本当に楽しかったです。
It was a lot of fun.

スペインで仕事で凄く忙しかったので、自分の動画を撮る機会はなかったです。
I was so busy in Spain with work commitments, that I couldn’t make any videos.

でもせめて写真ぐらい撮られてよかったって思います。
But I’m really glad I at least got some pictures.

あ、またスペインのカフェでくつろいだりしたいなあ。
I wish I could go back and hang out in a cafe.

甘い甘いサングリアを飲みながらね。
While drinking a sweet glass of sangria.

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フルーツ入りのワイン、サングリア!♬

またお仕事で海外いけたらいいなー♬
I hope I can travel overseas again for work in the future.

大人になるとこうやって世界を回ると思わなかったですけどね。
I never thought I’d grow up to travel the world as much as I do.

14歳まで一回も飛行機乗ったこともなかった私は、
At 14 years old, I rode an airplane for the first time,

10年後、今年この3ヶ月だけでなんと、18回も乗っているの。
10 years later, and I’ve rode 18 planes in the past 3 months in 2013.

本当に凄いね。ありえない。
It’s insane. Unbelievable.

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ちなみに、これは、スペインで泊ったホテルで撮りましたw

よしゃ、これからも、頑張って、楽しくやっていこう。
From now on, as well, I’ll do my best to keep enjoying the ride.

皆さん、いつも読んでくれて、コメントも残してくれてありがとうございました。
Thanks so much for always reading and supporting me.

また近いうちに、更新しますね!
I’ll update again soon.

またねーおやすみー!
Goodnight!

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28 thoughts on “スペインに行ってきましたよー I was in Spain??

  1. I’m glad to read you enjoyed Spain!
    I can’t believe that it was your first trip to Europe! But then again I’ve never been to America or Canada, so I understand! ;)
    I’ve been to Spain a few times, but I don’t remember how much English was spoken.
    In fact, I only communicated in Spanish back then. I can’t really use Spanish anymore nowadays, I forgot almost everything! (T____T)/

    *sigh* I miss Europe and how easy it was to quickly visit other countries!

    • Yeah! Thanks for your comment!
      Spain was really interesting. I had no idea what Spain was even like before going. It was never somewhere I had intended to go in my life, but I wound up there and I’m glad I did.

      I hope you get a chance to visit North America someday. It must be so weird, living in Europe and Japan, and not knowing what it’s like on my side of the world. Hehe.

  2. ¡Hola Micaela! My name is Carol and I´m from Spain. I´m glad for your visit to Spain! :D You´re right, English isn’t a commonly spoken language in Spain… It´s sad… :-/ and a problem for the foreigners who come to visit us… But, fortunately, is not the same everywhere… Do you like sangría? And do you eat Crema Catalana? It´s typical from Cataluña…
    I hope you come back!
    And If you need to learn Spanish… ;) here I am!
    ¡Un abrazo!
    ¡Hasta pronto!

    • Hi Carol! I didn’t get to eat Crema Catalana, but I really really really wanted to! So for a souvenir, I bought Crema Catalana Liqueur. I know it’s not the same, but it makes my coffee taste great! I loved Sangria though. I don’t usually like wine, but I can drink lots of Sangria. Haha.

  3. Wow its looks like so much fun! Always love reading your posts~ Spain looks so beautiful. Looks like you’ll have to add the golden retriever as your student! :)

  4. wow great photos! It definitely makes me want to visit Spain… and, I love serrano ham, too. It’s really nice to hear that you are able to travel around lots for your work… hope you get to go to some more exciting places again =)

    • Unfortunately, it wasn’t anything related to me or my blog personally, so probably not. A big part of it was visiting the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but because of Japanese politics and the way Japanese Netizens have reacted in the past towards collaborating with international partners, I can’t reveal the specifics of my job this time. ;(

  5. Welcome to Europe! It’s nice to read your first experience in Spain. The butcher looks almost like in Germany ;-)

    I’m reading your blog since #ExploreCanada.

    Marco

  6. 写真も綺麗で文章も英語だけどけっこうわかりやすいですね。
    すごく楽しく読めました。
    また更新してください。楽しみにしています。

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    • Please refrain from posting your personal details on my public blog! You don’t want to get phone calls or spam from strangers! Sorry, I don’t know about your company or who Yuki Iwahara is, I don’t think he had my contact information.

  8. Ms. Micaela, Nice to meet you! I was recently watching a YouTube channel to Michaela’s. So you had been operated by the blog! I decided to learn English in this blog. TAKE IT EASY!

  9. I live in Germany! Spain is a beautiful place! In my Children time I made in Spain very often Holyday. But in Europa is commercial crisis. Everyday I listen the NEWS! A many Greek, Italia and Spain People go to German because of work. Please take care! I wish you luck in Spain.

  10. I saw this blog for the first time.I have been studying English.Do you have English class?
    Can I take that classes?? I want to be able to speak English!!>_< My English skill is very low…I'm sorry…

  11. ミカエラさん、はじめまして!
    いつもYoutubeで楽しく見させてもらってますよ★
    写真もきれいだし、英語と日本語、両方書いてあって英語の勉強になります(*^_^*)
    がんばってください★

  12. hi micaela with your j vlog and blog you give me the interest to viisit kyushu soon in april ,i will meet my nihon teacher student to practice japanese .best to you maku

  13. Hi, Micaela! I’m hayato. Nice to meet u.

    I’m seeing your brog. It is very interesting.

    僕、英語ニガテなんですけど、挑戦してみました。
    またブログを楽しみに待ってます!いつも元気をもらってます!
    Thank u !

  14. いいなぁ〜(≧з≦)♡
    サグラダファミリア、めっちゃ見に行きたい\(//∇//)\

    食べ物は美味しかったですか??

  15. If you go to spain again see if you can find a place that makes Turron fresh. I’ve had it before packaged but i heard you can find places that do it fresh and i can’t imagine how good it must be. Turron is a honey almond brittle that’s pricey in the states since it’s imported from spain.

  16. はじめまして私はさっきTVでミカエラさんのことを知り、youtubeでたくさん動画を見させていただきました。

    これからも動画upやブログを楽しみにしています。

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