Friday afternoon started with a fun adventure to a games cafe! The cafe is called Continental Cafe Pub and is a pretty neat place- click here for their website. Once you enter and order a drink, you can head over to the game bookshelf near the counter and select any game of your choice. Many of the… Read More Craft Fair, Board Games & la Noche en Blanco
On Tuesday, Sol organized an excursion to the Arab Baths- a Hamman. It was quite a unique, relaxing experience. Before we entered, Edu explained the history of the baths and bath etiquette. The baths were enjoyed by women and men seperately in the past- certain days were devoted to certain clients. In the baths, the… Read More Arab Baths and Weekly Summary!
Hola a todos! Last Sunday, we took a fabulous Sol excursion to the Alpujarras! The bus ride from Granada to the first town we visited in the Alpujarras- Capileira was about 2 hours. If you intend to go to the Alpujarras and suffer from motion sickness, I would recommend some medicine- the narrow roads wind quite… Read More Las Alpujarras
Last week was Semana Santa, the Holy Week leading up to Easter, la Pascua. In Spain, Semana Santa began the 25th and lasted till the 1st- it’s a big deal: processions march through the streets, which are so full of people that it is IMPOSSIBLE to walk anywhere… I left for travel on Monday the… Read More Semana Santa
Wooo this coming week is midterms week! Here’s a survival guide: STUDY. Truly. In most classes here, the midterm and final are large portions of your grade Don’t worry too much though!! If you study, you’ve got this. 📑📚 Find a study budy 😊 Find someplace you can study well… Cafe, library, your room Get… Read More Midterms!
Hi everyone! As some of you may know, I have celiac disease. What does this mean? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease. It can occur at any point in a persons’ lifetime- some people are more susceptible than others (other autoimmune disorders, genetics…), but overall the cause is unknown. I can’t consume products containing wheat… Read More GF food tips- Granada, Spain
Hola a todos! Last week was a whirlwind- here’s a recap with lots of pretty pictures 😊 On Monday, my friend Caroline and I took a picteresque hike through Sacromonte to the Mirador de San Nicolas right before sunset. It was absolutely phenomenal… We took lots of pictures, ate sandwiches for dinner, and enjoyed the… Read More Weekly update!
Hi everyone! So, this week has been a week of classes, more classes, and…intercambios! What’s an intercambio? An intercambio is when native speakers of different languages who are also interested in learning other languages get together to practice speaking and comprehension. For example- I’m a native English speaker learning Spanish, and I spoke with native… Read More Intercambios!
What’s it like to live in Spain? Here’s a snapshot of my daily life 🙂 streets of Granada There are murals everywhere! Don’t drink from water that says ‘agua no potable’ so many places to discover… Natural resources are incredibly important and quite expensive in Spain! Granada has been in a drought for about a… Read More Daily Life
A lot has happened since I have arrived in Spain on the 22nd: multiple flights, a great seat partner on the long flight- buen viaje Sergio if you’re reading this!- meeting my host family and roommate, orientation, ending up sick, and discovering the hermosa ciudad de Granada… Granada from above Madrid lit up… Read More La primera semana!