Reverse Culture Shock- On returning to the U.S. from Spain

Two things happened to me recently in Madrid where I immediately thought, I thought that only happens in the movies. 1. A bus splashed a large quantity of water here on Gran Via all over my legs and I became soaked and freezing. 2. I showed a 25 year-old British girl my apartment, so I… Read More Reverse Culture Shock- On returning to the U.S. from Spain

Teaching English in Spain-A Day in the Life, and drunk daydreams

I’ve gotten used to playing the part of the inconsiderate, able bodied asshole who takes the handicapped seat in the front of the city bus.  My feet still haven’t healed from the Camino de Santiago.  I think there has been nerve damage, but they don’t know that. There’s no boot or brace.  10 or 15… Read More Teaching English in Spain-A Day in the Life, and drunk daydreams