I realized I haven’t blogged about Spain half as much as I should’ve. After all, I did spend about a month of my exchange there. The first thing you notice about Alicante, is that there’s no hurry. Everyone seems to be so at ease and focusing on the now. It’s among the only places where I’ve seen people come out in the streets simply to socialize, enjoy a drink or just exist. They enjoy life, take it slow and savor every moment of it.
While walking along the beach in Torrevieja, I couldn’t help but notice the kids. Children who grow up with the sea as their best friend. I wonder what secrets they have about the sea, what beautiful safe spaces have they discovered in their beautiful town that make the sea look even more magnificent. They do somersaults and play football in the sand and they seem to have a great childhood, I always keep wondering what stories they’d have to tell and the life they will live.
The arrival of spring is also something that is so evident and lively, not just in Spain but most of Europe. The fresh fruits, flowery sun dresses, the scent of freshly cut grass and blossoming flowers. Never have I ever seen seasons so clearly change before my eyes and seen people adapt to it. You can see it so distinctively, when people start to wear their colorful dresses and buy yellow flowers, when the sky is more blue than grey and everything feels like a new beginning.
The Spanish also seem to be very patriotic and I absolutely love their homes. Small fortresses in light colors and palm trees, it feels like a movie. The language, people and culture have stolen my heart.
I will miss the Spanish coast with all my heart.
Until we meet again, Spain.