Enamorada de Granada by Hanna Sophie Göttsching

Enamorada de Granada by Hanna Sophie Göttsching Granada Airport, Spain. Saturday, June 27, 2015. Day 22. Aristotle once said that happiness depends upon ourselves and I couldn’t agree more. It is not about how much we have, but about how much we enjoy what we have. Happiness is the art to enjoy the present – […]

Salto del Acantilado en la Playa by Samantha Carter

I don’t think I can complain about any day on this trip–but today has by far been one I will remember for the rest of my life. We started out visiting caves near the beaches we were going to visit later in the day (don’t get me wrong, I love the scenery in the caves, […]

Sunday, June 21, 2015 by Sarah Strohminger

Today was by far my favorite day so far for two reasons: we went into a magnificent cave and we finally got to visit the beach! The cave was gorgeous, creepy and full of stalactites and stalagmites. Unfortunately I was not expecting to go into this cave so I left my phone on the bus […]

Saturday, June 20, 2015 by Sarah Strohminger

Today we went to Córdoba for a day trip. We toured are the historic district which was enclosed with city gates similar to the walls of the Castillo de San Marco. Our tour guide said that the walls were 23 km long. Inside we visited a few different plazas with large statues and saw the […]

Friday, June 19, 2015 by Sarah Strohminger

Tonight we saw a Flamenco show! It was very impressive. It started out a little shaky as they asked our group for our tickets at the door and we all looked around at each other because we did not bring any tickets. However, I guess when they realized that they had a group of 14 […]

Vamos a Córdoba by Samantha Carter

Weekends are always exciting–today brought an excursion to Córdoba. We have read much about this city in particular so I was very excited to explore and see what it was all about. However–Córdoba is inland about three hours by bus, and the temperature reached approximately 112 degrees fahrenheit in the afternoon. Once in the city […]

Bailamos Flamenco by Samantha Carter

Tonight was one of the best excursions of the trip. We got to experience something that screams Spain when you hear of it: Flamenco. On the bus ride to the flamenco expectacular, we watched the sun set over the Alhambra. The bus stopped and let us take some of the prettiest pictures of the surrounding […]

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by Sarah Strohminger

We discovered a new street again today! This time we were just in between the school and the residence, but we turned down a little alley. We got sushi! It was really good, but the rice had a different texture and it was strangely salty. However, the seaweed salad was just like the ones you […]

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 by Sarah Stohminger

Today I ate Mexican- Spanish food! It’s amazing how many different kinds of restaurants Granada has to offer. The local food is delicious, but it is cool to see their take on other worldly flavors. I got nachos, but even the tortilla chips were a lot different from the ones at home. The salsa and […]

Sunday, June 14, 2015 by Sarah Stohminger

Today we went up the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The bus ride was a little scary but the view was mesmerizing. The winding road was often complemented by a straight drop down. On the way up, another mountain had visible snow all over its peak. The peak we were on didn’t have any snow but it […]