Hi all! My name is Claudia, I am French, I live in the outskirts of Paris, near Versailles. I was an English teacher. I love speaking Spanish, the Spanish culture and Spain in general. I take Spanish classes at the Instituto Cervantes in Paris with my friends Patricia, Nicole and Maria who also came with me to Valencia. The city is very beautiful and the Valencians are very friendly. We have really enjoyed walking through the streets, especially at night, because there are many people in a very friendly atmosphere – and visit some interesting sites including the cathedral (impressive!), the Ceramics Museum, the Lonja, the Museum of fine arts and the central market (one of the largest markets in Europe!). Last week, on Saturday we visited the city of Xativa and climbed up to the castle from the Middle Ages. We really enjoyed the visit as the scenery and the view from the mountain. On Sunday, as the weather was gorgeous we went to the beach (immense, with very fine sand). I spent two very nice weeks here. I lived in the apartment of a woman named Begoña. My host is an extremely nice lady who has done everything possible to make me feel at home. I will miss her! I would also like to thank my Spanish teachers at Taronja for their very interesting and lively classes, and the entire school team (especially Marta for her availability and support) who has organized extracurricular activities that were fun and varied: the welcoming paella, the guided tour through the city center of Valencia, the tapas tour (very nice!), the Seafood Fair and also the Flamenco show in the «Café del Duende» (great for me because I dance flamenco). All these activities have allowed us to meet some Spanish students from other countries and share our impressions in the Spanish language. Thank you very much, really, for everything and everyone.

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