|Fought sadness on plane to Canada by drinking Spanish wine, and watching Zoolander 2...in Spanish.|
|Reverse culture shock makes me feel like this.|
Speaking of bars....going out to eat or drink is SO EXPENSIVE here. No free tapas. I begged the waiter for a little bowl of nuts and he didn't know what to make of my request.
|The HUGE breakfast menus are so different from Jaén's 'Tostada y café'|
I had an interesting experience while in my hotel near the Barajas airport in Madrid. When I arrived in September 2013, I never left my hotel to eat. I was too nervous to go out and speak in Spanish. This time, I searched for a bar crowded with people (a sure sign that you'll eat well). I was confidently able to order my 'pincho' and tinto con casera, ask questions about the food, and chat with the bartender. Two days in a row. It amazes me how much I've grown in the past three years.
|Spicy Hot Pot. I gladly burped all the way home.|
|This mansion is NORMAL where I live. My god.|
To be honest, I've been going through periods of sadness and fear, because I really miss the good times in Jaén. I'll be taking advantage as much as I can in seeing my friends, catching up, and celebrating what is good about Canada.