I was terribly excited to be heading home a couple of weeks ago. My own food, bed, seeing my family and pets, I was thrilled. Then after finally making it home, I ran into glitches. I was grouchy for the entire first week and even though I had to pick up all of my responsibilities immediately, such as preparing for the fall semester, it hasn’t been until recently that I don’t resent those responsibilities and I feel at home again. After all of this my mom was curious if travelling to Spain was worth all of the frustration of travelling and the culture shock(s). After considering her question, I definitely feel that Spain was more than worth those frustrations. It is important to not let those get so big that they overwhelm you and take away from an amazing experience. I do feel like I have changed and become more aware of other lifestyles outside of the U.S. and I would not give that up for anything, not even the chance to avoid airlines and their inherent craziness (they accidentally cancelled my return tickets!).
Salmorejo y pan con tomate
Bringing a little bit of Spanish food home with me