By Jackson Smith
One thing that bugs me about Spanish people is that people don’t smile back at you when you pass them on the street. I don’t know if its just me but I always smile at people, or at least make eye contact with them when I walk past them and that’s just not a thing here and it makes me so uncomfortable walking by someone and they just stare back at me with a deadpan face. I guess it’s just a cultural thing. Annie told me that you have to say hola or buenos días, to get them to react at all and that has been working for me today, which is nice.
This trip is really so cool because I feel like the Camino has a totally unique culture that we get to experience, which we wouldn’t have in a regular Spanish study abroad. We have met people from all over the world and its crazy to see so many different people on this awesome hiking trip.