The first friend I made at Valdelavilla was Anthony, a New York native with an infectious laugh living in Madrid.
We actually met at the tapas reception the night before we left, but still. He was my first friend. Following the reception, he and I went out for a bit in Madrid, grabbing a drink and some non-tapas food.
The second friend I made was Silvia, a 24-year-old consultant living 50 KM north of Spain.
We actually met on the bus to Valdelavilla, but still.