The weekend of 23 to 26 April, a group of 30 students of the EOI Cornella and 4 teachers had the opportunity to travel to London and Chester, thanks to Communitek program. During the trip we met other students studying Spanish at the University of Chester. One evening they took us to dinner at a curious place in Liverpool. The place was very big. There we were served different foods and the music was loud. We couldn’t speak for the noisy. But, the teachers that are very intelligent… some wore earplugs!!!! It’s true!!!
|Jennifer, our guide showed us the Soho.|
Hello my friends; I’m writing to you a short article about our trip to England.
By Anna Flotats and Isabel Maldonado
When we entered to the market, we felt surprised. It was crowded and full of colourful stalls. You can taste different types of food, some of them typical from others countries. One of the most amazing things for us was blending flavors and smells.
You will easily feel comfortable there, even though we discovered that English people usually use to eat standing up.
If you go to London at any time,it´s a place not to be missed. Enjoy this charming Market!
Just at the entrance, we could see pork roast, this stall offered "Roasted Pork Roll" for 5.50 pounds, it was an imposing election, pictures are shown bellow.
It is a very picturesque market.
By Ana Exposito and Montse Nualart
Soho is a visit that you cannot miss on your stay in London. It’s a district situated in the heart of London’s West End. Soho is border by Oxford Street, Regent Street, Leicester Square and Charing Cross Road and it’s easy to explore by walk.
In Soho we can find places full of history, leisure time, culture and anecdotes that make this place unique in the world.
We know that for centuries many immigrants, as French or Chinese people were living here. We can find a street with Chinese inspiration.
In sixteen decade Jimmy Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin or Paul Mc Carthy were famous in this city. The first pub where they played it was called “Admiral Duncan”.
Soho is famous for their night clubs, pubs and restaurants, is also the main gay neighborhood in London.
Nowadays, we can find theatres, cinemas, movie studios like Sony pictures or TV channels producers.
Well done, Jennifer, and thank you very much!
By Pepi Cortés and Montse Fuster
FREE TIME IN LONDON
It was an interesting, active, friendly, youthful, exhausting and fast trip.
We had time to meet London, Liverpool and Chester; its important buildings, its customs, its changing weather and some of its friendly people. At the same time, we could enjoy a bit of free time to do some things.
Judith, Alberto, Leandro and Sara went to Covent Garden. They saw a good singer that was singing opera. After that, they had dinner in the Meals market restaurant. They ate hamburgers and drank soda, the price was 10.50 each person.
Eli, Carme, Cristina and Lorena went to shopping in their free time. They bought presents for their families.
Later, they had dinner. All of them asked for a sandwich and water to drink.
For dessert some of them ordered yoghurt and the rest, bananas.
Next, almost all of us went to Lyceum Theatre to see the magnificent musical “The Lion King”.
By M. Jesús Petit and Andrea Riu
THE LION KINGLondon! What a wonderful place… We were a school party impeccably manned by EOI Cornella which had been waiting so long to Visit that cool city. There were people who had visited London many times, whereas, there were other people who hadn’t been in London before.
Despite the fact that we were all exhausted because of the long day we had had we were thrilled as well, we were about to see one of the most spectacular show in the world.
At seven pm everybody were opposite the London’s Lyceum Theatre after visiting the British Museum and having dinner. However, there was tiredness in our faces but curiosity too. We were about to see The Lion King the musical.
The show started in London on October 19 1999 and it is still running. The show is now celebrating its 16th anniversary. The Lion King is a musical based on the 1994 Disney film with the same name, with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice. The music is one of the strong points of the musical as well as the spectacular costumes. The scenes in the show take the spectator to Africa with all its colours, melodies and rhythms. It explains the story of Simba and his journey to become the King of the Pride lands.
The London’s Lyceum Theatre was packed. We had our tickets to seat in the royal circle. Most of us thought that it would be difficult not to fall asleep, but just the opposite, time went by quickly and it was an outstanding experience, as our trip-mate Sonia says: "I really enjoyed the musical even I was completely tired. Before going I thought I wouldn't be able to keep me awake all the show but the play wasn't hard to follow, mostly because I knew the story and that helped. I liked specially the way they represented the sunrise, and how they started with a lot of animals, full of colours and joy and the contrast they made to show the drought and the devastation of the bad times, I think they made a good work of setting, with a very few things they captured you to feel the story. I was happy to see this musical in London, a great experience."
So, if you are planning to visit London you shouldn’t miss the chance to see The Lion King musical. We strongly recommend you that unforgettable experience that will lives in you forever. Hakuna Matata! What a wonderful phrase…
By Mercè Parés and Carlos Hinojosa
Before to visit Liverpool we thought that the city was more cultural and it had more old buildings. But when we arrived we realized that actually Liverpool is a modern city.
In spite of that, there are some places in Liverpool that you have to visit. One of them is the Royal Liver Building where there are the two liverbirds statues. This statues represent the city and protect it too.
Another beautiful place to visit in Liverpool is the Albert Dock near the river Mersey. One of the thing that surprised us during our walk was the sculpture called "Superlambanana". There are a lot of this sculpture around the city and it is one of the most important element of Liverpool.
It was a fun evening, the city is very musical and our partners, Grant and Jane, showed us many prominent sites in the city. One of this incredible sites was The Cavern Club a rock and roll club where The Beatles used to play.
To finish our trip in Liverpool we were all together to dinner at a local with music in the industrial area. It was a day to remember!
By Melania Pozo and Cristina Alarcón
English cuisine encompasses the cooking styles, traditions and recipes associated with England. It has distinctive attributes of its own, but also shares much with wider British cuisine, partly through the importation of ingredients and ideas from North America, China, and India during the time of the British Empire and as a result of post-war immigration.
Traditional meals have ancient origins, such as bread and cheese, roasted and stewed meats, meat and game pies, boiled vegetables and broths, and freshwater and saltwater fish.
English cooking has been influenced by foreign ingredients and cooking styles since the Middle Ages. Curry was introduced from the Indian subcontinent and adapted to English tastes.
Traditional English dishes have had competition from other dishes over the years. England continues to absorb culinary ideas from all over the world. Roast beef, Fish and chips and Curry are currently the most popular dishes.
The first day, in London, we went to The Borough Market for having lunch.
There were a lot of stalls of food. I decided to buy a roast beef for my meal. It was prepared like a Mexican taco with lettuce and a sauce. There was also normal food and vegetarian and organic. One example of this vegetarian food was a peculiar dish. It was composed by noodles, lentil, rice, garbanzo, tomato sauce and species.
The second day we went to a bar in Liverpool. There were some food stalls there also. I decided to choose Curry nevertheless, I preferred it without hot sauce, because I don’t like the spicy food. It was delicious. For drinking, my decision was between beer and wine. I opted for drinking beer. There are many kinds of beer that there aren’t in Spain.
This was a typical breakfast that was eaten by us the last day of the trip…without cholesterol, very healthy.
And just to eat something different… it couldn’t miss the pizza!
To sum up all was very tasty and varied.
By Lorena and Núria