Monday, September 19, 2011

Alhambra and a weekend trip

This Friday our group had a guided tour to the Alhambra, the main attraction of Granada so needless to say I was incredibly excited. The only disappointment of that day was that I thought I had charged my camera yet found out that it had essentially no battery left and I got this one picture of the entrance haha.

That being said, it was definitely the most amazing experience I've had so far in Granada and Spain as a whole. It was absolutely beautiful and learning about the history behind it from one of my professors was awesome. Plus, it's situated on top of the highest hill of the city so it has amazing views of the rest of the city.  So Friday was definitely a great (yet exhausting) day.

This weekend, some of the people who are in the program with me and I went to Málaga and Nerja, two cities on the beach.  We spent Saturday in Málaga which was a really cool city. We ended up going to the Pablo Picasso Museum (he was from there) and then spent the rest of the day at a beach called Pedregalejo which was about 20 minutes outside of the city. It was an awesome beach and all the restaurants were amazing. Each one did this thing where they filled up a boat with sand and used it as a giant bbq for fresh fish. That night we explored the city a little bit and ended up hanging out on the roof of our hostel because there was a free concert which was surprisingly good. The next morning we took a bus ride to Nerja, a small town that is right on the Mediterranean. We went to the Cueva Nerja (Nerja Cave) first. It was amazing, I was blown away at how big the caves actually were and how beautiful they were. Plus it was nice to get out of the sun for a little. After that we went down to the beach and spent the rest of the day swimming in the Mediterranean.  This weekend was so much fun and really relaxing.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome pictures and commentary.

    Bob was in Malaga when he was your age. Got trapped in a Spanish bathroom when the door handle broke off. He wrote a comedy sketch about it that got big laughs in our Second City writing class.