I am absolutely terrified of meeting new people at anything other than a snail’s pace. This is why, when it came to living with a family I had never met before, – in Spain, no less – I had a tiny problem making the transition from extreme nerves to excitement about the prospects of my journey.
I boarded the airplane with thirteen other students from my high school, a rather large percentage of which were some of my closest friends. I had them and the first three days of our trip to take my mind off of meeting my new family. Before we traveled to
I immediately fell in love with
After three days of this, it was finally time to get on the bus to
There was much confusion when we arrived; it seemed relatively impossible to locate our respective families and then find the suitcase that belonged to us. With much apprehension I made my way through the crowd and found a girl named Laura holding up a big sign with my name on it. I performed the traditional Spanish greeting with my family. We then rolled my suitcase along two streets, into an elevator, and on into number 5 on the third floor. On the way, I talked about what else, but how the trees in
I was also forever doomed to be known as a finicky eater. I’m not huge on meat other than spicy chicken, and to their confusion, I don’t like lettuce but I like salad. Unfortunately I don’t really like salad either, but I was starting to feel self conscious, and I’ll eat salad if I have to, so I said yes to that question. This was only the beginning of my bad food experiences over there, one of which involved a ridiculously gigantic spoon that I couldn’t fit my mouth around properly. However, there existed the chocolate spread sandwich, which I promptly fell in love with. (My tongue is a strange beast; it enjoys extremes: super spicy, super sour, super sweet.)
During my time in
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