While in Spain, in a little village called Robledillo de Trujillo where Clare's Dad lives there were many photo opportunities. It was such a beautiful place right in the mountains, full of true Spanish people and no tourists - apart from us I guess. The place was full of community and everyone knew one another, and knew everything about each other which meant when we arrived everyone already knew we was the English kids coming to visit. I decided half way through the holiday to photograph the people I met while there, many of them were either from the bars we went to or from the swimming pool as that was about the only things to do there other then exploring.
These were the lovely kids we met while in the swimming pool, they spoke English really well and were so eager to learn more from us. Each day at the pool we would be playing card games with them and who ever lost had to bomb in the swimming pool, we also met their family and they even invited us round for an evening meal with them which was so kind and generous.
The bar tenders all knew Clare from her previous visit and became friendly with me and Fil as soon as we got there which was very welcoming. I was a little worried they would question why we was in their village but they were so inviting and welcomed us, showing us their ways.
I have not travelled abroad that often, but I was so surprised at how well we could communicate even though we did not know each others language very well. Luckily Clare spoke a lot of Spanish which helped but even though we went to their village they still tried their best to speak English so we could understand which I thought was very kind.
I would recommend if you ever get the chance to go somewhere rural in a foreign country to take up the offer, we did visit Madrid while in Spain but the experience is just so different and really opens your eyes to how people in different countries live.
I hope I can see so many more amazing places in the world and experience other peoples ways of life.