I'm sure by now you're all probably wondering, "does this chick even go to school?" The answer is, yes. I swear. However, the perk of studying abroad is getting the opportunity to visit a variety of places that you've never seen before and probably will never see again. Each trip is a weird mixture of exhaustion beyond belief, all the while knowing you need to make the most of every second. By the end of the day I often collapse into my bed, too tired to do much more than stare at my phone in tranquil silence. It's worth it nonetheless.
This particular excursion was more exhausting than usual, since I am currently still battling the flu. I've been trying to put up a good face and have a bounce in my step, but if I'm being honest with myself, I'm exhausted beyond belief. It's difficult to swallow food because my throat is so sore and I don't think I've ever had this much snot come out of my nose before in my life.
Being sick in another country—far from family and everything familiar—is not a wonderful experience. Still, I'm grateful that I'm slowly recovering and felt well enough to go on this trip. Monday I felt like death with a 101 fever. I've come a long way.
As we road to our first destination, I felt extremely blessed to have a surrogate family here taking care of me. I've been loaded with enough medicine, hot lemon honey tea and chicken noodle soup to feed an army. They sent me off with plenty of pills to help me recover as speedily as possible.
Despite not feeling well, our excursion to northern Spain was quite an experience. Make sure to check back daily to read all about my adventures throughout northern Spain in Santiago, Lugo, León and more!