Trip Start Mar 30, 2010
134Trip End Aug 06, 2010
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Where I stayed
I saw more of Barcelona this time..... and it´s actually better than I thought at the beginning.
I Am Touched
Thinking about the 5 weeks I spent in Spain in total...it is such memorable. 5 weeks is quite a long time for holiday, and I feel attached to this lovely country. I have not made so many local friends in such intense period. I feel I´m well accepted here (i hope). I´ve been to cities and places that usual tourists would not visit. I have stayed in houses that tourists would not otherwise have the opportunities. I am invited to lunch and dinner and gatherings over and over again. Each time I left a place, I was told to come back. I am truly touched. Some say spaniards are lazy and only party. I cannot judge. But I know Javier and Txerra (and many more) work long hours during the week. When it comes to weekend, friends gather and laugh together. The feeling is so nice....and real. Juan asked me what my true opinions of Spanish people are...
here you go...´Many do not speak English, but have the eagerness to learn. I thought only French knows how to cook. But I´m wrong. You guys cook perfecto! and of course a little crazy sometimes, but I like it. It´s a pity that I still do not speak spanish in sentences. Only if the weather is always sunny and even a little bit warmer...it would be perfect for me.´
Seriously, I would not have stayed so long if I did not enjoy myself. Tourist attractions can wait, I can immerse myself just by looking at pictures and travel documentaries. But it´s YOU people who make a difference to my life and you form an important part of my journey in Europe.