First 2 Weeks in Granada.. Still Drinking Chocolate
It's almost been 2 weeks since I arrived in Granada, so I guess I'm due for an update. However if you've been snooping on facebook or checking the photos I upload here.. you know that these past two weeks have consisted of mostly chocolate, wine, ice cream, or frozen yogurt. Let me defend myself by saying that I speed walk to school (which is almost a mile away) in 20 minutes, which could possibly be record breaking. Plus, everything else I eat is very healthy.. so it totally evens out (This rant was really just for mom. I know the rest of you aren't judging me).
Now that I've cleared that up.. I started classes on Monday. I am taking 2 Grammer/Speaking/Writing classes, and 3 classes that will count towards my Political Science degree. So far I LOVE all of them.. my professors are very incouraging and I already know this semester will be well worth it. I came here wanting to improve my Spanish, and I'm positive I will come back with more confidence in my speaking ability and a new perspective on learning the language.
I have started planning a few trips for the rest of my stay. Next week I am going to Cadiz to celebrate Carnival (which I will explain after my trip), and the first weekend of March I will be going to Barcelona. I'm very excited for Barcelona because the architecture there (specifically that of Antoni Gaudi) is absolutely stunning. I will be taking pictures this time, don't you worry.
The big trip to plan will be Spring Break. The idea right now is to head over to the UK (Ireland, London, maybe Whales?), but we have a few other places we'd like to see also. We just have to figure out which ones are doable in a weekend (no class on Fridays), and which are better suited for Spring Break. Other destinations we would really like to visit are Sweden, Greece, Italy and Belgium. Any input is welcome :) P.S. When I say "we," I am talking about Cassie, another LU student.
-The people I have met here are so incredibly patient. With my Spanish I mean. I never feel embarrassed talking to a waiter or someone that comes up to me in a store asking if they can help me. Yes, you can. Because you don't give me a funny look when you hear my accent.
-Even when it's 60 degrees out, people are wearing their winter coats.
-How to pick out the Americans: Northface jackets