I studied abroad in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia. The small historic town is known for its old cathedral where Saint Apostle James visited and where people who walk the Camino de Santiago come as their final destination. There's a shrine of St. James and his tome is also buried in this city. Legend has it that St. James was carried from Jerusalem all the way to Santiago de Compostella. That's why people embark on this same walk to find their own spiritual journey. So you see the town is really spiritual because of the close historical connection to Christianity. Every summer, around July 19 ( also the start to Leo season ;)) there's a huge festival honoring St. James and people come from all over the world to partake in the celebration. It's a week long street festival that goes on all night and all day. I remember walking through the festival at night with this Spanish guy I sort of had a crush on and buying cotton candy. We just enjoyed the summer night, walking through the city, stopping at bars to party along the way. Descending and ascending stairways to get to different parts of the town I had not seen at night and was a little frightened to venture off by myself in fear of getting lost. Imagine having to ask for directions in Spanish, but speaking in Galego. I spent three months in this city and all I have to show for it his the language countless of stories and a few pieces of ethnic clothing I bought on the street.