Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Parking in a hot waether

This is an interesting photo. You can see in the photo that cars are parked next to the yellow lined curb which is illegal and the parking space next to the cars is empty. Because of the hot weather cars are parked illegally in the shadow. Seems like Spanish are not afraid of getting a parking ticket or they just do not want to respect the rules.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hot Spain

When I was deciding to do an internship in Madrid in the summer I was afraid of the hot weather. I was thinking that hot weather can be very uncomfortable. Then I thought people still live in Madrid also in the summer time that of course I can live here too. During the hottest time of the day it is good to stay inside. Even though Finnish mentality would be to go outside because the sun is shining so beautifully. Staying in a shadow is much better than in the sun. I have not been yet too long times under the sun shine so I have not even burned myself yet but I have to be careful.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Back in Spain

Today I arrived to Spain. My friend Jesús kindly offered me a place stay for the rest of the month. I have to look now for a flat in Madrid but I do not know yet where exactly. My sim-card in the mobile phone of last year does not work anymore so I have to get new one to arrange meetings to see some flats.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Freemover scholarship

I have been granted a Freemover scholarship for my exchange period in Turkey. Scholarship is 800 euros inside the Europe and 1500 euros outside of the Europe but I do not know if my destination Ankara is counted as an European city or not. Before going to Spain I took hepatitis A vaccination and now I will take also hepatitis B vaccination before going to Turkey. The host university in Ankara asked documents to prove that I have insurance during my stay in Turkey. I have already some basic insurance which covers three months of travelling but I had to take nine extra months which cost 270 euros.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Interview of Alicia

I made the same interview what I did to Albert for another exchange student in Joensuu. I am very happy to know so positive and happy person like Alicia. She is from Valencia and she brings interesting new points of view in the interview what Albert did not mention.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Does going to exchange make students fat?

1. Introduction
Hearing stories about the weight change triggered the curiosity to find out some exact numbers about the weight change. The purpose of this research is to find out does an exchange period make students gain or lose weight. Also some reasons for the weight change are discussed.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Interview of Albert

I have not been writing as regularly as I used to but I have now prepared few longer posts than my usual posts. This is an interview of good friend of mine Albert. He was an exchange student one year in Joensuu and actually is still in Finland. He is from the Catalan part of Spain. I wanted to make the interview to see how Spanish see Finland. BTW Albert does not have hairy arms like the most of the Spanish.