So, it has been about a week and a half since I have gotten home from Sevilla, and so I thought it would be a good time to reflect on my trip and my travels home.
On the Sunday I left Sevilla, I left my apartment at 7:30 am to make sure I would be on the bus to the airport at 8:15 and make it on my 10:30 flight to Madrid. If theres anything I would do over, I would schedule as direct of a flight as possible to get home. Switching flights three times made for one hectic day, that finally ended at 11 pm (Chicago time), when I finally arrived home.
The last couple days in Sevilla were rough. Even though my internship wasn't the most exciting job in the world, I was still sad to leave. Friday night, we had one last meeting at the Torre del Oro, so we could all say goodbye before the majority of people left. That night, I said goodbye to one of my host brothers as he headed to the beach with his friends. I think this is the point when it finally hit me that I was going to be leaving soon. Saturday I finished all my last minute packing and shopping, and then spent a couple hours with the few people who were left in Sevilla at a bar called Cien Montaditos. Saturday night was filled with more goodbyes to Lola, and brainstorming ways I could make it back to Sevilla. Maybe I will start working towards a major in Spanish?!?
All in all, this summer was an experience I will remember for the rest of my life. Few people can say they accomplished as much as I have in such little time. Sevilla became like a third home (behind my actual home and Bloomington, of course.) Heres just a couple things I know I will miss in Sevilla:
- Walking past Europe's 3rd largest Cathedral on my way to class.
- My host family & homemade spanish food
- Business men in full suits on Vespas.
- Mothers walking their children to class in their perfectly matched sundresses and heels
- The Torre
- The discotecas
As weird as it was to be home and ask for a movie ticket in English and not Spanish, I am happy to be home. But, mark my words, I will make it back to Sevilla. I'm not sure how, or when, but one day I will make it back!