On my study abroad in Spain and Portugal, we hiked the Camino de Santiago to study pilgrimage and hospitality across borders.
My biggest fear was the plane ride over the ocean. I am not a fan of planes, and I am certainly not a fan of the water. Luckily I had 19 classmates with me on the flight, and plane rides became bonding time to kickstart our pilgrimage.
After traveling for nearly an entire day and night, we landed in Porto, Portugal. Porto felt like a dream, truly. The city was colorful, the home of port wine, kind and vibrant people, and the food was magnificent. Porto was our tourist stop on our trip, and while it was stunning and dreamlike, the sights I saw in Spain were every bit as whimsical.