With everything going on in the world right now, it was best for all of us study abroad students to return home to the states. As much as I did not want to leave the beautiful city of Granada, I knew I had to, as the situation got worse each day. However, I do not want this last blog to be about my departure, but instead, about all of the great memories I had made during my six weeks.
With all of the hikes, activities, classes, and food, everyday was a new adventure. In the beginning, my friends and I would walk up to the Alhambra Hotel to drink sangria and look over the entire city. The view never failed to amaze me, mountains on the right sides as the sun would set to the left. Later on, we got to experience a food tasting with multiple olive oils and many different popular hispanic side dishes. During the last few weeks, we tried dance classes in town for some fun at night. We tried Zumba, Latino, Hip-Hop, and Bollywood dance classes all after we walked the streets and ate gelato. It became a routine by the end.
I could not have asked for a better six-week experience. The friends that I had made will be my friends forever. We experienced so many great activities and saw plenty of neat places each day, as we discovered the city together. My host mom will always be a second mom to me; I cannot thank her enough for being so caring and understanding throughout my journey. When I first arrived to Granada, I knew very little spanish, to the point where I could barely communicate with her. She stayed patient and never showed any frustration.
I am so grateful that I had this opportunity to expand my horizons, as I learned so much about myself along the way. Hasta luego Granada. I will be back one day.