During my last week in Salamanca, a girl in my program organized a pastry tour through the various pastelerias in town. This was an incredinly fun and tasty event.
How it worked:
Our group (13 in total, 12 participated) walked through Plaza de Anaya and Plaza Mayor stopping at pastelerias along the way. At each stop, two of us would go in and each buy a pastry. At the end, we had accumulated 12-14 pastries and were ready to share. Thinking ahead, Lindsay brought a knife with her. We settled down in a shady spot in Plaza Mayor to divvy up our sweets. There were several crossaints, a common pastry in Spain. My personal favorite was a puff like pastry lined with creme and chcolate. To spice things up, one girl had purchased a savory pastry- a meat pastry pie. Meat pastry pies are quite famous in Salamanca and are called hornazos. Overall, it was a really fun time and I don't think I would have ever tried so many varieties had it not been for the Grand Pastry Tour.
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<p>My name is Sri Narayanan and I am a junior at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I am studying Biology and Spanish with med school aspirations after graduation. At school, I am involved with Medlife, student government, and research. Outside of class, I enjoy meeting new people, retrieving stolen possessions from puppy, and traveling. This summer I will be spending four weeks in Salamanca, Spain. It will be my first time in Europe and I am incredibly excited to explore Salamanca, make new friends, and enjoy the different foods!</p>