3 Small Tips for Students Who Plan to Study Abroad in Salamanca, Spain
1. Tipping is not normalized here so you don’t feel like you absolutely need to do it!
This is something I have to get accustomed to because in Boston i’m so used to tipping whether it’s for the waiter or for an Uber etc. They don’t do that here. This one time I was getting dropped off by a taxi, and the fare was about 4.50 euros. I gave the driver a 5 euro bill and attempted to leave but he quickly stopped me to give me my change.
2. Sneakers, sneakers, sneakers! I can not stress this enough.
If you think some sandals with straps on them are gonna cut it then you are wrong. Comfort is the way to go. The city is very walkable but it gets intense with the heat & especially being a student traveling from place to place every day. Take advantage of be bus system because it has WiFi, AC, and it is very easy to use.
3. For the ladies, chafing becomes very real here.
Be prepared for that if you are someone who has thighs that rub together when you walk. Dresses and skirts are doable, but be smart about it since the heat will add extra moisture to your body. Wear cotton shorts or biker shorts under it, or by some anti-chafing under garments for your thighs. There are things you can do to prevent and heal chafing like applying Vaseline or powder.