Exploring Málaga

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.

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Lagos, Portugal: Home Away from Home?

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.

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Spending Sunday in the Oldest District in Granada

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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.

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A Day at the Alhambra

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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.

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How I Made the Most of Two Days in London

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!

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Last Hike of Summer

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.

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