Braden Turner this is absolutely beautiful! You managed to create a language filled with nostalgia and warmth and experiences, all wrapped neatly inside English and spanish – you, good sir, have bridged the gap between barriers without resorting to body language either.
I have friends who are linguists, they affectionately call themselves language nerds, and this reminded me of conversations with them, on the road, meeting new people in hostels and discovering new cultural norms.
Seriously a beautiful piece of writing. Thank you for this. I hope your travel studies are going swell!