After spending about three weeks in the busy and fast-paced lifestyle in Madrid, traveling to Candelario was a breath of fresh air. Not only was the culture much more relaxed and calm it was unique and intriguing. The town folk was delighted to meet us and each experience in the town was welcoming and enjoyable. One of the best parts of the trip was when a group of us went mountain climbing in the adjacent mountains. We were able to step out into nature and view the beautiful landscape of the surrounding area. Attached is a picture from the top of the mountain with views of Salamanca and surrounding villages. It was a completely contrasting experience to that of the Madrid lifestyle but in a way, it added a unique aspect to the trip.