What is a puente, you ask? A puente is a long weekend break! This year, the break fell on Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16. That meant four full days!
Many people by mid February are ready to escape the cold. So where to travel to? Most CIEE auxiliares decided to use this time to visit a tropical island for Carnival, like Tenerife. Others went to Morocco, and a few went to Portugal. All of these destinations are relatively inexpensive, and if you plan ahead accordingly, flights are not outrageous either. So have fun, plan ahead, and make sure you get out and see a new part of southern Europe, the Iberian Peninsula or Northern Africa!