Refugios Antiaéros, Alicante
Whilst day-to-day we get on fine and I understand a lot of what is being said to me, my brain just can`t translate quickly enough to actually have a conversation particulary once it progresses beyond what I`ve planned to say.
Anyway the Centro Superior de Idiomas runs trips which students can attend to museums and art galleries, etc, all in Spanish and Debbie and I have attended three this month. The lastest, last evening was a guided tour to Los Refugios - the Civil War era air-raid shelters and the Civil War Interpretation Centre.
The tour group was quite small - the guide, Debbie and I, four other students, three Spanish ladies and a member of the University Idiomas Center who we had already met at the other outings.
The guide was very good and I found her talk quite easy to follow, but of course I was already primed and knew something of the local and national history.
The Civil War Interpretation Centre was an interesting building situated on Plaza de Séneca