Last weekend, we went on a hiking trip to the mountains, where I was reminded of how difficult it is to walk straight uphill for an hour. We arrived after a very windy bus ride in the little town of Pampaneira, in the Alpujarras region of the Sierra Nevada, outside of Granada. Both days, we hiked for about 6 hours through the mountain terrain, witnessing some more of the beauty that Spain has to offer. Las vistas, los paisajes, todo era bonito y muy chulo. Led by one of program directors, we were able to explore the national park, while sweating our asses off on the steep inclines. It was also a great weekend because I was able to get to know a group of students that I hadnt had the time to before. Although there are only about 70 of us in my school, I still hadnt had the opportunity to really talk to some of them. We had a great mix of Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois students and we definitely left the weekend with some new friends and plenty of memories.
Unfortunately, I also left the weekend with an eye infeciton. Luckily, it didnt happen until the bus ride home but I woke up with irritation in my eye. A visit to the Spanish hospital later, I learned that eyelid somehow got infected so now I have some drops and am stuck in glasses, basically until I leave Spain. But, no pasa nada. Could have been worse. And I guess now Ive had a more full Spanish experience.
Now begins my last two weeks in Spain, then my final leg of my Eurotrip.