Málaga in November? I should have brought my bathing suit honestly, because Málaga is beautiful all year round. After 3 months of living in Granada, I’d spent a lot of time in Málaga’s bus station and airport, but I’d never taken the time to visit the city itself. And wow am I glad I did. Here are some pictures from the day trip Maggie and I took to Málaga.
This weekend I went to Portugal for the first time! It was such an amazing experience and I’m so glad I got to go with all the new friends I’ve made since I’ve been in Spain.
Here’s a run down of my three days in Lagos, Portugal, complete with awesome grottos, cliffside sunsets, and lots of sunshine.
On Sundays in Granada, nearly everything shuts down. It’s the day off for small shop owners, and there’s a law dictating that big businesses close as well to preserve the small shop industry within the city. That left us with a day off, no plans, and not a lot of options.
Sitting around felt like a waste of a day when I think about the fact that I fly home in 97 days, so my friends and I decided to spend our afternoon walking through the Albaicín, the old Moorish district in Granada. And boy, am I glad we did.
I didn’t think I could possibly love Spain anymore. Every morning I walk out my door surrounded by the most amazing architecture. I go to school in buildings that are centuries old and I’m surrounded by gelato on every street corner. EVERY. CORNER. Life can’t get any better.
Or so I thought.
This morning my group and I toured the famous Alhambra, which is a mere 10 minute walk away from my residencia. TEN MINUTES. I live ten minutes away from the oldest monument in Spain and that blows my mind.
48 hours, a free room, and instructions to be in the lobby at 9 a.m. the next morning… Now what?
Traveling with a group of other students, I assumed there’d be plenty of planned events and excursions, and to my pleasant surprise I was wrong. That being said, I had 2 days in London, and no earthly idea what I wanted to do. So here’s how my friends and I made the most of our time in the U.K., as well as some tips for anyone on a budget!
There’s a lot of things I wanted to do before the end of summer, including going on more hikes. My favorite hike (shoutout to Carlie) is called White Face, a hike full of climbing and sliding and AMAZING views. This was my last hike of the summer, and here are some pictures we took; though keep in mind nothing does justice to the real thing.
This past week, Codie and I FINALLY made it out to Universal Studios to check out the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and here are some highlights from the trip.