It’s been a while since I last wrote; this is because we had our first travel break! I went to London, Paris, and Málaga for the first travel break and had an amazing time!
I flew to London with my American host sister and some other friends from DIS. They stayed in a hostel while I stayed with my old roommate (and great friend) from SMU at the London School of Economics. I tried to meet up with my American host sister and friends to tour, but none of us had phones that could work without WiFi. I ended up touring London on my own; it was great to be independent!
There were many cool things to see in Paris, but I did not find the people to be as nice. Parisians do not like to speak English, they expect you to attempt to speak French. I learned “Hello” and “Do you speak English?” in French, but getting help in English took effort.
I loved being in Spain where things were cheaper than London and Paris. They also had amazing ham, ham cerrano, which I brought back to share with my host family. The people were also nice and it was fun to be immersed in Spanish. I went with some friends to Gibraltar, the tip of Spain, to see the cute monkeys!