why we went to spain

Monday, June 6, 2011


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anyone familiar with my original blog (which was strictly a salzburg blog) should know the names ‘sergio’ and ‘roman’ very well.  for those of you unfamiliar with these names, allow me to provide a backstory.  {also, as a visual aid, note that sergio = dark hair / roman = blonde.}

caroline and i were roommates in salzburg and we lived in an international studentenheim (a student home…kind of like a dorm but way, way better) amongst students from germany, hungary, spain, poland, ireland, england, bulgaria, etc.  sergio and roman lived above us and, as a result, we saw a lot of them.  they were a huge part of our experience in austria; had i not been so close with them, my time in salzburg would have been quite different, not to mention significantly less eventful (and i daresay there would have been a much lower number of “laugh ‘til your sides hurt” moments).
i often referred to our salzburg spanish counterparts as our older brothers - partly because of their protective nature and partly because they were so gosh-darn annoying.  for every memory of them making me laugh to the point of tears, there is a memory of me stomping down the stairs telling caroline, “i hate the spanish boys!” to match.

and let me tell you, despite the fact that they were the sole reason we even went to spain (we’d both already been a few times and didn’t really have any pressing sightseeing wishes to fulfill), there were a few times during our week there that i said to caroline, “put me on a plane, i need to get out of here”.  let’s just say they haven’t lost their touch when it comes to pushing my buttons.

do you want one example?  they do not – and i repeat – do not approve of any remotely pretty girl dating anyone who is not spanish*.  they say it’s “a waste of the beauty”.  and they will argue with you until they’re blue in the face if you beg to differ.

our week in spain was filled with frustration, hysteria, tapas, beautiful weather, drama (just a smidge) and more “spanish boy quotes” than i can remember; some of which i will share here and some of which i will never share, anywhere.

moral of the story:  stick around.  because i’ve got about a whole week’s worth of posts on these two.

*why the subject of our current non-spanish boyfriends = the most taboo topic in the history of topics

17 comments:

Jenny said...

Yaaay! I mean, I only spent a very limited amount of time with these guys, but the "fight" you had with Sergio in the courtyard that one night will forever be a favorite memory of mine.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

Jenny. I almost found a way to incorporate that fight into this post but the mere recollection of it angered me so much that i had to refrain.

Magdalena Viktoria said...

haha, this made me laugh because I think it's a common way that Spanish boys are perceived---many times it's 'dammmit you espanish!' but then you kind of can't help but love them a bit.

christine donee said...

I'm sticking around. for sure.

Taylor said...

Ooh I can't wait! Boy-isms are hilarious! And almost always maddening!

Diana Mieczan said...

That sounds fun and what a cool photos! Kisses:)

gadabout said...

i just found your blog- love it! and i definitely feel like i've met a million of those spanish boys that I loved to hate/hated to love during my travels in europe. so fun!!

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

spain is such a great time!!!

<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Jasmine (Switzerland) said...

That makes me remember my time in Spain. Such good memories!

Red Boots said...

Those guys look like so much fun! And I was gripped by your travels to Spain series!! How lucky that you weren't by yourself!!

I have had similar situations in Italian railway stations. Best advice is avoid Trieste station at all costs at night!!

xx

ellie said...

So glad your trip ended up alright! It must be great to get to travel around Europe like you do. As usual, I'm super jealous...

Anonymous said...

i have a lot of experience with hot-blooded spanish men and this post rings true for me. that's all.

Jennifer said...

Where in Spain?

Celeste said...

girl! i just got your comment-- can we PLEASE meet up? will you still be there in the fall? i have to stay in france during most of the summer, but i have some time to travel late october-november. i know it's not a while from now but it would be AMAZING to finally meet you!

ps- the first photo in the post before this is adorbs. your man is cuuuuuuute.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

*Granada, Spain

Kayla said...

Miss those silly boys!

Jan said...

Can't wait to read about your week with these boys. (Wish they had picked you up at the airport)