You’ve heard the saying – the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain. While I can’t speak to that statement, I can speak to my experience, which can only be summed up as – the rain in Spain falls mainly…EVERYWHERE. I mean it. I was in Spain during April and May and it rained for a full 90% of the days I was there. Call it a bad year or maybe I’m the goddess of rain, but the sky opened up pretty much every single day. It even snowed.
Not only was it rainy, it was also unseasonably cold and windy. I had packed for the 80 degree days Spain was seeing prior to my arrival but boy, was I in for a rude awakening. I bought – and the wind promptly destroyed – 3 umbrellas before I just gave up and decided to be wet.
You may wonder where I am going with this. While you could take away from this, “wow, Spain sounds miserable in April and May,” what I am actually trying to say is: expect the unexpected. I hadn’t packed warm clothes or rain gear because I was expecting warmth and sunshine. If you are going on a long trip, plan for all kinds of weather or else you will have to spend your precious travel time either wet, miserable, or buying weather-appropriate clothing.
But most importantly, learn to have a sense of humor. I may be a rain goddess, but I can’t control the weather. And the weather sure tested me, but I WAS IN SPAIN! Who cares if it’s raining, right? Laugh it off and have another sangria. Or 3.