Instead of talking about the things we did while my friends from home visited, I will explain the lessons they (and me as well) learned during this holiday. So after our Harry Potter filled adventure in London, my friend Tom and my other friend Christine joined us in Sevilla to start our action packed 9 day adventure throughout Spain.
Spaniards like to eat. A LOT. ALL DAY LONG.
Being American (or English, in Tom’s case) AND being friends with me makes you famous. As well a gets you sweet deals in Barcelona and Madrid tambien.
We love Spanish architecture!
Spain has some pretty cool landscape views.
Perfecting the art of Spanish people watching, AKA staring people down as you are having a coffee in the street, or as you are walking pass them on the street, and just straight up staring down people in general. Also the art of flirting with the many good looking men here in Spain is also developed.
Although Spaniards think it is absolutely ridiculous to even walk one block down the street…EN SERIO. My co workers at school cannot believe I walk 10 minutes to school! Being a tourist in Spain means walking EVERYWHERE. Which includes some very long walking tours.
Spain’s lifestyle is truly different. Time moves slowly here, and siestas and fiestas happen everyday. At first it is difficult to adjust to the fact that nothing is open between the hours of 2 and 6 PM, but by the time you return to the US you are missing the carefree living lifestyle (as well as your 4 hour nap time).
No matter where we are living, whether it is Minnesota, Spain, England, South Korea, New Zealand, or Australia, we have managed to stay a close knit group of friends. While my friends were here I realized that home is where the heart is and my heart is with these amazing people.
This one is more of a lesson for me…I have some pretty cool friends who are very brave for adventuring to Spain. I am very lucky to have friends who are open and willing to visit, learn, and experience a culture that is very different from the US. Words cannot express how much fun it was for me to show the McGrimmley’s my new home and the amazing things about it.
This trip also made me realize how much I love Spain, and how I am not done here. So, I should probably announce that I have been placed again in the Andalucía region as a Language and Cultural Assistant for the next year. I have accepted this position with hopes of continuing the adventures I have started here. As of now, I haven’t received my city placement, but my fingers are crossed for Bollullos again! Nos vemos, we will see.