by Alan Goldin, Sylva, NC
I am back from my trip to Spain - luckily. I feel like I got out just before the tsunami hit because Spain closed its border today and Germany too. I ended my trip two days early. The main reason I am writing is to tell you that my hosts, Alberto and Pilar in Mallorca and Claudia in Menorca, were incredibly kind and courageous in helping me to get through the early days of the coronavirus ordeal in Spain. Without them, I would have never made it back to the USA! They gave me advice, picked me up, drove me to the airport, made calls I couldn't make to the airlines and ferry … And if I hadn’t been able to get home, they would have been willing to care for me and share their homes. I (and my wife) will be forever grateful. This is one instance of the reason for Servas!