Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say “My tooth is aching” than to say “My heart is broken.
Observations in Spain so far:
Small, windy roads = a very lost Kate
Allergies are still a problem here
Spanish bars play American music
Spanish breakfasts are itty bitty but coffee vending machines are beautiful things
The countryside is breathtaking but if you’ve been traveling for 20 hours you will fall asleep on the bus no matter how hard you try to appreciate the scenery