Me llamo Helen y soy de Inglaterra. Es la segunda vez que estoy en Valencia en la casa de Mercedes. El ano pasado estuve 15 días aquí y era fenomenal, después en marzo de este ano reserve un habitación en su casa. Hago un curso de español por dos semanas para mejorar mi nivel de español. Me gusta mucho vivir aquí porque Mercedes es muy simpática y hospitalaria y su casa esta cerca de mi escuela y hay muchas tiendas, bares y un supermercado en el barrio. También, hablamos mucho sobre la cultura, la comida y la vida aquí.
Entonces, me encanta Valencia porque es una ciudad muy bonita y hay la playa o museos a visitar. Me he alegrado mi tiempo aquí y me gustaría venir a Valencia el ano próximo.
My name is Helen and I´m from England. This is my second time staying at Mercedes`s house in Valencia. I have been doing a 2 week course to improve my Spanish and I have enjoyed every minute of it and will be quite sad to go back to the UK tomorrow. Mercedes is really friendly and immediately puts you at ease. She is patient with you when you try to speak Spanish and is always encouraging you to speak more. I feel my Spanish has improved over the past 2 weeks with Mercedes help and encouragement as well as my spanish lessons at the language school.
I choose staying in a host family so I could maximise the Spanish I could speak, hear and improve my Spanish as well as learning all about Spanish culture. I have breakfast here which you prepare yourself and then Mercedes cooks in the evening. Her cooking is excellent and her tortilla is delicious. She also gives you advice about beaches, tourist attractions, which bus to catch to go in to town as well as making you feel really welcome and at home. I share a bathroom with another student also the house is clean and located in a nice part of town which is only a few minutes from the language school as well as handy for buses in to Valencia or the tram to the beach which is nearby as well as close to the centre of town. There are lots of cafes, shops and bars near by as well.
I´ve had a fantastic time here and would like to thank Mercedes for her hospitality and hopefully I will come back another time to stay.
Muchas gracias y hasta luego