Spain 2008: Terpening

By Adam Terpening

I’m not quite exactly sure what lured me to Spain, but my little knowledge of its mysto waves, beautiful women and Spanish language was enough for me to embark on my first trip to the Kingdom of Spain. From reading up on the country before leaving, I knew I was going to get a helping of some of the world’s most delicious ham, wine and coffee along with experiencing some of the Spanish quality of life. Arriving in the state of Asturias brought me to mountain engulfed villages, small town atmosphere and remarkable coastal cities. Meeting with some locals allowed me to sample Sidra, Northern Spain’s most renowned fermented beverage. Finishing off a little more than 2 dozen bottles between the locals and myself, led to one Spanish night that I barely remember but will never forget. With just one week spent over there, I encountered more culture than ever expected, saw waves with tons potential and never felt so close to home from so far away. With all this, I’ll definitely be making the move to the K of S some time this fall for school.