It's officially been one month in Spain! I can't believe it, but time is going by so fast. I am constantly learning new things and I thought the best way to keep track of those things would be to document it on here! The observations are in no particular, so here we go:
1. The bathrooms here are "aseos," not "baños" like I have been learning since middle school.
2. I learned that a fashionable scarf is called a "panuello," not a "bufunda," which is meant for a winter scarf/one that keeps you warm.
3. I have seen only one person wearing sweatpants!
4. The average person lives in an apartment here, not a big house like in the States.
5. It doesn't rain a lot, so the river is barely full. This also means showers are shorter due to the lack of water available.
6. It gets really cold at night so most people use a heater or layer up clothing wise and use many blankets.
7. Bread is at every meal. Bread is always fresh. Bread is life.
8. You don't use the lights during the day. Electricity is expensive so you only open the curtains during the day to use natural light and the actual lights at night.
9. Granada loves Grease. I have no idea why, but they just do. I have watched it in Spanish and listened to it at a bar. It's random, but hilarious!!
10. The locals have thick accents and talk extremely fast, especially the men.
11. Breakfast is the lightest meal of the day. It's normally just toast, or yogurt and fruit. (I am really missing The Original Pancake House [on Downer, in Milwaukee] and IHOP…)
12. Women dress really nice every day, even the older ladies! Fur is very popular as well as heels. I don't think anyone has mastered the art of high heels until they can walk on cobblestone with the sass and grace the Spanish women have here.
13. I learned that "se aquila" means "for rent" and "se vende" means "for sale."
14. Spaniards are blunt…extremely blunt.
15. While movies may be dubbed in Spanish, the songs aren't. All the music from TV shows, movies, and even in stores are English if the original song is in English.
16. Wine is cheap…extremely cheap and extremely good
17a. Everything is pretty much in walking distance (shoutout to the Mercadona for my chocolate and pastry fixes)!
17b. Spanish "walking distance" is about 20-40 minutes.
18. They use the "vosotros" form to mean "you all" for everything…so that definitely took some getting used to since I never really learned that in school.
19. Spain (more like Europe) loves Burger King. I have yet to see a McDonald's!
20. Siesta time is a great addition to my day. I love napping!!
That's all for now!
I'd rather splurge on a good meal than a nice hotel, wine than water and plane tickets than club covers. Traveling and eating are my two favorite things, so follow my journey to see where I go and eat next! I'm just living my best life.