Greetings from Arles, France! Today was our first day in Europe. Our adventure started in Barcelona, Spain at 8:40 A.M. After finally making it through customs, which is as slow as the DMV, we drove from Barcelona to Arles. I noticed that in the Barcelona the airport every sign is written in Spanish, English, and Catalan. I found this interesting, because in American airports the only language is English. Without the English signs, we would’ve been lost. Even though we only passed through Barcelona, I noticed that it seemed very modern. I noticed many different American chains throughout the city. Additionally, along the highways in both Barcelona and Arles there was an abundance of graffiti, and normally it was words and not pictures. In Arles there was almost no graffiti in the actual city. Arles was a very interesting city. Most of the buildings had an older stone look, even though there were modern stores in them. It almost didn’t feel like I was in France; throughout the city there were numerous Roman Empire structures in the city, like a Roman arena and a theater.