I really miss Santiago. On February 7th, 2008, it will have been 3 years since I left for that wonderful place. It's so hard to believe that time has gone by so quickly, because I still remember it and think about it often, at least once every couple of days. And lately I'm being reminded of Santiago by things that I SMELL, which is really strange, but whenever I smell cigarette smoke and rain together, it reminds me of Spain...or old stone, tuna, so many random things...but especially the rain. I also see things, hear things, experience things in my life here and now, but they all bring me back to Spain, as if it were yesterday. I long for it.
I know that if I were to return to that rainy, lively city that it wouldn't be the same, because I'm not the same person that lived there and the people who made my trip so special (especially Jelena) wouldn't be there, but still, I'd like to return one day, and walk the ancient streets, stare up at the beautiful Catedral, visit our old hang-outs (Porrons, Tore Toulo, Bonaval, Cafe Terra Nova, Alameda) and visit the place I actually called 'home' for a short period. To experience it once again, and see if I still felt at home there.
I still miss Santiago.