I love to keep in touch with people. I don’t just say it, I make it happen. This is why Whatsapp is the best thing in the world. If you use it, you know it’s true. There’s a good friend of mine that I don’t run into because he’s graduated and busy teaching guitar in the Düsseldorf area. Throughout the past year, we kept in touch. I helped him with a video translation and a few months later he cooked some lunch. Over lunch, I told him I was hoping to go to a guitar festival in Germany because it was nearby. This friend suggested I go with him to Spain instead and I was sold. Everything was set and off I went.
I arrived in Madrid on July 6th and began a month journey with the guitar and other goodies in this underrated country called Spain. Everyone who knows me knows that I’m not the party type so this opinion is pretty harsh and biased, but whenever I hear that someone’s gone to Spain the places they mention are one of the following: Barcelona, Ibiza, or Mallorca. Simply put, that’s really narrow. Spain is MUCH larger than those three destinations, two of which aren’t even on the mainland! Woe to those who think that the Netherlands comprise of only Amsterdam as well! Adventure is doing things that you CAN’T do at home! I honestly thought I would be staying in Germany for my summer, but through a turn of events support was given and the rest is history. In this vlog you’ll find the first part of my travels in this magical country.
You Never Know.
I wasn’t planning on vlogging until two weeks in. Despite the lack of footage, I was really impressed with Madrid. It’s what I would call a capital city. The guitar festival was also my first. It was an amazing time with incredible people. And as usual, I did my thing and kept in touch. I reconnected with a teacher from my high school that did more than just host me. I had an apartment all to myself, she drove me everywhere to my heart’s desire, and paid for me every time we went somewhere! Pure generosity. NOTE. She was not my own teacher. She teaches Latin and Spanish, and I took French in high school. I got to know her from just being nice and having conversations! Lesson here? Treat every relationship with authenticity, and not because you want to get something from them. You need the constant desire to keep in touch with people even if you may never cross paths. Just because the event is over and you shook hands does not signify the end of the deal. You NEVER know. Keep in touch, and you will.