Anyway, here are some random facts about the city I will be calling home in a few weeks:
Algeciras does not serve free tapas........ :(
--Granada, the city I studied abroad in last year, is one of the only (is it the only?) cities in Spain that serves free tapas. I believe there is a bar in Madrid that serves them as well, but if you have to ask where it is it then you're probably not supposed to be there.)--
Algeciras is considered mainly a jump off point to other locations, like Morocco, the Canary Islands, Tarifa, etc. I have yet to read a blog entry of someone who visited Algeciras for the sake of visiting Algeciras.
The average temperature during the summer is 75 - 83 degrees, and during the winter it stays in the 50's. Now that is a winter I can deal with!!
--Sidenote. 2 years ago I arrived in Spain in January and it snowed in Madrid while we were there for orientation, and then when we took a group trip to Rome for Valentine's day, it decided to snow for the first time in 20 years. So although it says that Algeciras has mild winters, I won't believe it till I see it.
Especially given the freak temperatures we've been seeing around here lately.
There is a college located nearby the school were I'll be teaching, so *cross your fingers* that this means I'll be able to find students or international travelers to live with.
Aaaand gotta go to work.