L’Escala on Costa Brava

During the first week of October, LIsa “worked” chaperoning middle school students on their cultural field trip to L’Escala. “Colonias” — cultural field trips — involve going to a  Xanascat hostel (youth hostels of Catalonia) for three days  and two nights. The group explored a nature preserve en route to L’Escala and visited the nearby Roman ruins of Empuries on the cultural part of the trip.

The rest of the time, students and teachers (often not together) go kayaking, surfing, swimming, sailing or biking.  All activities are coordinated by “monitors,” a group of 20-somethings, who travel around to the various hostels and provide instruction to the students in each of these sports. The teachers also have a key role, hmmm, oh yes, they had to supervise meals, clean up and oversee lights out and wake up.

Lisa and a few other teachers went on an excellent bike tour of the town. Below are photos from the nature preserve, bike tour, sea action, and the Roman ruins. Thanks to Dana for all the photos below!

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Don’t fall into that old well!

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Walking on the narrow streets of Sant Marti de Empuries.

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Dana, Lisa, and Joe.

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Teachers Jim and John check out the kayaks.

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Below are the Roman Ruins of Empuries featuring the Temple of Asclepius, god of medicine and healing.

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Stay tuned for more from Costa Brava on the next trip with Las Chicas of Barcelona and London friends!

© 2013 by Lisa Howells and Mary Reynolds. All rights reserved.

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