Waking up in a new city, in a different country, on a continent you’ve never been to before is unlike anything you can imagine.
Today I woke up in Granada, Spain.
We started off our morning with some breakfast, apricots and kiwi and coffee–lots of coffee. I am still operating on US time–so waking up at 8 am, meant it was really 6 am for my body. After two cups of delicious Spanish coffee that jet lag feeling faded fast. Our first goal of the day was to find the route we will be taking to get to our classes everyday, although we got distracted along the way (the city is so beautiful with shops everywhere you turn) we found it pretty easily. Instead of heading back to the dorms everyone decided to walk around and sightsee for awhile before we ate lunch. We stopped at a gorgeous outside café–it’s hot outside, but the mist machine kept everyone cool. We kept exploring and found a pottery market, and some new ways to get back to the dorms.
Being a ‘pampered American’ its the little things that keep you going–today I found one of mine; as we were walking around Granada we saw a Dunkin’ Donuts. I sometimes feel like I live on this coffee, but I am beyond excited to explore the café’s around town.