Today was our last day in beautiful in Salamanca. We started the day off by eating breakfast with our host family and walked to school. After school, we explored the book sale which took place in the Plaza Mayor, where people were lining up to purchase famous books. Here in Salamanca, it is considered a very special day celebrating the importance of literature. During our free time after lunch, we went to go take pictures at the Barrio Oeste where graffiti decorated the walls. After, we met with our group and teachers to take our last picture with the Lyme Old Lyme flag at the Plaza Mayor. We there saw our teacher Paqui to give her our last goodbyes. We later went to our favorite ice cream store "Smooy" and bought ice cream to eat at the Plaza Mayor. With our ice cream, we walked to the bridge that overlooked the water and a skating park, and listened to the calming sounds of nature and
enjoyed our last walk around the city. Coming home, we bought more ice cream (to make up for all of the walking) and sat on the stairs next to the Casa de Conchas thinking about the next day. Greeted by our friends from our house, we walked home. For dinner, we ate a typical Spanish dish, fish and salad with our host mom and talked about our plans for the future.
After this trip, we've realized how big the world is, and to be grateful for the things we have, while knowing the importance of exploring other parts of the world. We are sad to be leaving, but are so happy to have had this experience with wonderful people. With everyone's help, this trip was better than we could have imagined. Gracias por todo, hasta luego