We began our final class excursion with tour guides Sam and Chris in Cuenca, Spain. I had never heard of Cuenca before but I’m so glad that we went because it’s such a beautiful town. We stood on the Saint Paul Bridge which overlooks the convent and valley, and saw the famous hanging houses before doing a bit of light hiking. That was my favorite part! It was a rainy day but brightened up just a bit in time for us to do a bit of exploring. This is the way to get the absolute best views of Cuenca. And SOMEHOW (you’d be proud, Mom and Dad!) I didn’t get anything on my white pants!
The only downside of the Cuenca excursion was the lunch. Luckily I had eaten a sandwich Celia packed me so I wasn’t very hungry because everything was super non-vegetarian. Guillermo had told me, though, that he ordered something vegetarian and had me try a potato dip. After one bite, I decided it tasted a bit fishy and didn’t like it. That’s when he decided to tell me that it had cod in it…. my friends all immediately looked at me, wide eyed, to gauge my reaction and asked me if I was alright. Still upset about this situation after not eating meat or fish in years, but proud of how I handled it and how I did not make a big deal. Anyways, that goes to show you that not everyone is always looking out for you and that things don’t always work out perfectly. Unfortunately this one downside totally put a damper in this excursion for me as that’s the thing that I remember most.