Spain so far has been amazing and wonderful with so many new things and experiences! As so many people have seen before me, this is an incredible adventure of a lifetime, with hopefully many more to come. That doesn’t mean you don’t get a little homesick or frustrated with cultural differences.
I’m not a person to get homesick, but there are definitely things that I miss. Besides all my family and friends, I miss my dogEven when I am at college in the states, I miss him! (Oh, and I miss my parents too, and that is not only because I’m pretty sure they have been reading my posts…)
- Diversity in the food. Thank you, international cuisine.
- Fresh apples and apple picking
- Peanut better
- General Mills Cereal
- Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies
- American Chinese food – is that not funny? Chinese-Spanish food is so bland!
- American Italian food
- American butter – they use olive oil for everything
- S’mores – they don’t know what this is
- American cold milk – they use UHT (ultra high temperature) processing, so they don’t need to put it in the fridge. Hard to get used to that!
- My favorite teas and iced teas
- My weekend breakfasts
- Netflix and Pandora
- All my other online-streaming television shows
- Carving pumpkins
- Dressing up for Halloween – they do it here, but it doesn’t count.
- Drying machines – I prefer it when my jeans aren’t stiff and cold, thank you.
- Having the convenience of my car – Ok, public transportation is great and all, but I do miss my car…
- My comfy bed and pillows
- Being able to walk 3 minutes to class – Oh, hello 1 hour commute to school
- The fall foliage – Madrid is a bit too dry for those colors
Well this is it for now. I’m sure this list will grow the longer I am here, but for the moment, this is it. I believe I have adjusted fairly well though!