Today marks the last Monday I will be spending in Spain (at least for a while). It’s a little bittersweet feeling. This country has for sure stolen a piece of my heart. But along with the feeling of never wanting to leave, I am excited to get home to see my family and, more importantly, my dogs! I mean, look… Who could leave this face for 2 months and not miss home?
So, enough of the sentimental stuff. Time to get down to business. And by business, I mean let’s talk about food.
Thankfully, staying at Residencia Universitaria Augustinus-Nebrija has opened many doors to trying new dishes. The food here is very good. We get breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the dining hall here everyday, but it is not required to eat here, incase you want to explore the city and all of the glorious food it has to offer.
Throughout my stay, I have come to the realization that there are 4 P’s in Spain. At least one of these P’s will be in every meal you eat. Pan. Pasta. Patatas. Pizza. Who’s to complain though! I love all of these foods. Maybe even a little too much.
Also, there is jamón (ham) EVERYWHERE. Expect that to be in every meal too.
Now let’s move on to some of the adventures of month 2.
For the free weekend, me and a group of friends went to Lisbon, Portugal. I didn’t expect it to be so beautiful. It actually made me rethink moving to Spain and moving to Portugal instead in the future.
Another of my favorite excursion was this past weekend. We took a bus to the North of Spain to explore Cangas de Onís, Covadongo, Ribadesella, Llanes, and Santander.
In Covadongo we saw las montañas de Picos de Europa and in Ribadesella we saw las cuevas de Bustillo, which had paintings from between 22,000 B.C. to 10,000 B.C. The last day we had free time to explore Santander. Many of us chose to use the free time to soak up the sun at the beach.
Now it’s time to finish up classes in Madrid and enjoy the time I have left here!
That’s all for now folks.
See ya soon USA.