Adiós España

It’s that time. Time to say adiós to Spain. And what an experience it’s been. Except for one thing. I still can’t pronounce that darn street I lived in. Well I can. But it’s just that no one’s ever heard of it!

I have met some really great people. Brits, Italians, Canadians, Americans, Irish, Russian, Dutch, French, etc, etc, and of course many Spanish people.

I had a day stop over in Madrid on the way out. There must have been a hundred thousand people jamming the streets last night. The pubs and cafes were overflowing. Despite it being freezing cold. I asked someone what was on. “Oh it’s Christmas. Happens every year”, she said. One thing is clear. Spanish clearly love celebrating life.


Acknowledgements and thank you to Menthu, Natalia, Josue, Sheila, Alicia, Alfonso and Serge for their contribution to this video.

But for now, sadly, it’s “adiós mis amigos en España.
And to you, thank you. I’m enjoying sharing my journey with you. May you have a very special and Merry Christmas.

13 comments On Adiós España

  • We miss you! Merry Christmas! And good luck! You are the best!

  • Brilliant video yes that sums up Valencia we are very blessed to live here.We wish you many more happy times during your senior gap year merry Christmas with much love Pete and Sheila xx

  • Another great report from my roving reporter Chris the Hermit.
    There seems to be one common thread in your photos Chris ” drinks”!! But that not a bad thing, as us Dragon Boaters would know.
    Now get your timing right, plenty of twist and arms fully extended. No I’m not talking dragon boats just another night in a Spanish bar.
    Keep safe and travel well.
    Love Ang and Les

  • Very good Chris, a great post

    Have a great Xmas and New Year and keep enjoying the adventure…

  • Feliz Navidad Chris (as they in Spain) and all the best for a brilliant New Year!

  • Well done Chris, budding journalist! We are enjoying your posts and your adventures. Merry Xmas to you wherever you may be. Stay safe.

  • Merry Christmas neighbour! Safe travels and we’ll swing a sparkler or 10 for you on NYE. We miss you! XX

  • Hello Chris
    I’ve enjoyed following your experiences in Valencia; I can see that it has been a very special time for you. Many of the things that people liked about living there, could be said of Australia too – good weather, friendly people, but I think they are better at celebrating life in a communal fashion. We have something to learn from them in that.
    And now you are off to America (and a white Christmas?) – I hope you have a wonderful festive season to wind up your gap year.
    Warm regards from your cousin, Heather

  • Hi Chris
    Warren and I have thoroughly enjoyed your posts, such a great read. Wherever you are on Christmas day we will have a toast to you. We have been invited to the Pittmans for lunch so should be a great day. Have a very merry Christmas and great 2017 to come. Our very best wishes, Warren & Lynne

  • Wonderful. Looks like you’ve had a fabulous time. Happy Christmas to you! xx

  • Merry Christmas to you too mate. Going to be a hot one here in Adelaide.

  • Hola Chris !!
    El video está exelente con mucha información y muchas fotos que están geniales. Has logrado un blog muy profesional..se notan tus habilidades como escritor, periodista, editor y por sobre todo tu mayor habilidad …socializar y disfrutar de tu viaje !!
    Felicitaciones! Tu lo mereces!!

    Hello Chris !! Now in English…
    The video is excellent with lots of information and many photos that are great. You have achieved a very professional blog…… I could notice your skills as a writer, journalist, editor and above all your greatest ability … “socializing and enjoying your trip” !!
    Congratulations! You deserve it!!

    Happy Christmas in New York!!

  • Thank you all very much for your comments and greetings. It is much appreciated. Merry Christmas.

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