My time in Spain is coming to an end. I still have about a month and a half left, but I’m now making plans for the summer instead of Spain. When I speak to my friends from the States, certain items come to mind more than others. I’m not excited to leave Spain, but I’m excited to reunite with what I miss most about the U.S.
I hear it’s common for Americans to miss peanut butter. I never had an issue with peanut butter until today when the grocery store closest to me ran out. They’ve been out all week so I finally came to the conclusion that they no longer carried it. But, one of the perks of living where I do is that there is another grocery store 25 yards away.
Yes, there are going to be many things I miss about Spain, but the grass is always greener on the other side.
Things I miss about living in the US:
- Microwave bean and cheese burritos
- Smoothies and my Magic Bullet
- Take Out
- Diverse food.
- Almond Milk
- Egg Whites
- Friends and family of course
- Holidays with family
- Customer service
- People who walk at a “normal” speed
- 24 hour grocery stores
- Or just grocery stores open past 9 p.m.
- English: communicating freely
- Department stores with everything in them
- Free wi-fi
- Clothes dryer
- Sundays: NOTHING is open on Sundays in the Basque Country
- The dollar with out conversion fees
- The Internet in general: they are a little behind here
- Football season
- The Rec Center
- Having a house
- The Library
- Actually, just having a campus