The city of Oviedo is home to 222,917 native Spaniards and now also 20 slightly clueless Calvin Knights desperately trying to grasp this language. The moment I arrived in Oviedo, I had no idea what I had gotten myself into. I know they said it was a city but … actually a city? I get lost five minutes from my house, and I’ve lived there for four years!
However, as time passed I grew more and more accustomed to this charming city I get to call my home for the next five months. Already I can navigate it like a pro (and by pro, I mean with a map, my phone with the GPS and six people giving me directions). Maybe I still haven’t quite nailed down the whole navigating part of my experience yet, but at least I only get lost once a day now (compared to multiple times an hour).
It’s still pretty crazy to think that I get to call this rainy little city my home. Every day I notice something new about the city. I’m sure I’ll never see all of Oviedo or try every café (there are thousands of them!) while I’m here in Spain, but I hope to soak up as much of the culture as possible. I hope you enjoy learning about my new home as much as I’m enjoying living here!