I have been living here in Alicante for almost two months now, and I am having a terrific time. One of the best parts of my experience is observing the small quirks of living in Spain in comparison to living in the US. They are neither good nor bad, nor without exception. I just find them interesting.
The orange trees on campus or in the city are for decoration and juices, not eating. The bread in Spain is amazing. Baseball caps are very American. It's strange to eat at 7:00 at night. Generally the paper in notebooks is graph paper, and it's size is larger than the paper in the US. oOoOooooooooOoOooo Barbara Streisand. Homestay parents of girls have no problem with them going out to the clubs until 8 in the morning, but they do have a problem with inviting a boy over for lunch. Water in Alicante is rather scarce. People really have to limit how long they shower. Toilets are only filled a little bit in order to save water. For a town that limits its water intake, there sure are a lot of fountains. You soon realize that some of the words you learned in Spanish class are from Latin America and aren’t commonly used in Spain. For instance computer is not computadora; it’s ordenador. Going back from the bars at 3am is going home early. A lot of people have dogs and dress them up. I have learned more about English grammar since I arrived than I learned in high school and college combined.