The food there was great. We ate a lot of traditional dishes that were really good. The pizza in Spain is a lot better than American pizza. There was almost no grease, little sauce or cheese, but a lot of toppings and seasonings. The dairy products were very different though. Since their milk isn’t pasteurized, it tastes a little weird. I eventually got used to all the dairy products there, so it wasn’t too bad. Spanish ice cream is also better than American ice cream because it has a richer flavor. Food in Spain is also not nearly as sweet as here.
All the excursions we did were fun. I only had to miss out on just a few things because of my sprained ankle. The only excursion I had to miss out on was the Amazon Adventure, but I still got plenty of photos there so it’s okay with me. My favorites were going to Madrid, and the theme park. Going to Madrid let us have the real Spanish experience to see what a Spanish city instead of a village was like.
I loved the culture in Spain. Almost everybody we met was nice, except for the drivers. All of the drivers were crazy. Even on the way to El Escorial from the airport we were flipped off once and honked at I don’t know how many times. Something funny is that it’s in style for people to wear clothing with words in English. Somebody wore a shirt that read, “Let’s go roller-skating, friends!” With another saying, “YUM”. The traffic there was also crazy. There are tons of one way streets and narrow roads in Spain so for excursions, the buses would have a hard time getting to where we needed to go. Another thing that I liked is that nobody cared how you dressed, and never questioned you. I feel that here in the United States some people are too judgmental on the way you dress, but not in Spain, which was really nice.
So although I did sprain my ankle in Spain, I still had an amazing time. I’m actually glad I did sprain my ankle so I could help Victoria feel better there in Spain. It also provided the opportunity to take a lot more photos than I probably would have without. I loved Spain and all the people there. Thank you for the opportunity to let me go to Spain.