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These situations are really sad and really frustrating. If you ever do happen to write about it…send it my way! I had a similar ib about Buenos Aires- everyone I was studying with absolutely adored it but I got really sick of things like the blatant racism, rudeness and even the lack of vegetables. I know what you mean though. Little things like that pile up and become big things!! Well this certainly explains some of the emotion last winter. These moments define who you are.
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I will still miss a ton of things about Spain [Mainly about Sevilla]. That guy from the incident reminds me of the Evangelicals that used to taunt students at my university and other Florida universities. I hear that they are in it for the potential money from lawsuits when a student punches one of them. SK has never really been on my radar, no desire to visit.
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