Currently | February 2016

February 29, 2016


























I can't believe February is over! This month flew by... It was a busy month with lots of traveling around Spain (including a visit from my family). March is going to be an even bigger month... I am turning 20 (!) next weekend in a very special place which I'm so excited about. I also booked plane tickets to Prague and Budapest for spring break! Looking back on February, though, here's what I was loving...


Weekend Reading

February 26, 2016



























I’m sticking around Granada this weekend (apart from a Sunday trip to my family’s beach house in Almuñécar to celebrate my host sister’s birthday!) and I’m excited to have a low-key weekend exploring the city. 

La Alhambra

February 24, 2016

























Wow... there's a reason why the Alhambra almost singlehandedly puts Granada on the map. This past weekend, I was able to tour through the palaces (I've previously just walked around the grounds) and was in awe of the incredible architecture and layers of history.


Granada Diary #5

February 22, 2016


























I spent the second half of last week in Granada with my family, showing them around this beautiful city. Three days didn't feel like nearly enough time, especially because I had classes to go to! I tried to show them as much as I could and I think my family really loved the city.

Marbella On My Mind

February 19, 2016





















I'd seen pictures of Marbella, Spain on Pinterest for years now and was always captivated by the bright white buildings and exploding bougainvillea. I knew I had to make it down there at some point during my time here in Spain, and, luckily, I got to earlier this week! It exceeded my expectations...


Exploring Gibraltar

February 18, 2016






















After leaving Madrid, my family and I drove down through Spain to a resort near Marbella, on the Costa del Sol. My dad and I woke up the next morning and were already antsy (I don't think I'm a resort person...), so we took off on another adventure... to Gibraltar!

Moments from Madrid

February 17, 2016
























I headed back to Madrid last Friday to meet up with my family who are visiting me in Spain for the week! We only had a few days there (and my parents had even less time, as their travel plans were delayed a day), but we fit in as much as we could.

Weekend Reading

February 12, 2016
















Today I am off to Madrid again... this time, to meet up with my family! I'm excited to see my mom, dad, and sister and show them around this beautiful country. We are starting in Madrid, then heading to Marbella on the Costa del Sol, and then will be in Granada for a few days. We are packing a lot in! I'm a little disappointed that the weather forecast doesn't look as beautiful as it has been in the past few weeks, but it will still be fun.

One Month In

February 11, 2016























As of Saturday, I will have officially been in Spain for a month! I can't decide if it feels like it's gone by quickly or slowly... it kind of just feels like it's been a month! I decided to do a reflection on my first month here, and maybe, if I remember, I'll do one every month.


Hiking in Los Cahorros

February 9, 2016
























A little ways outside of the city of Granada is a hike through the canyons (los cahorros) of the Sierra Nevadas. I had heard about this place from my friend Caroline who studied in Granada last semester and was determined to see it for myself! So last Friday, two of my friends and I ventured to nearby Monachil to hike in Los Cahorros.

Weekend Reading

February 6, 2016





















Happy weekend! I had another great week in Granada, and got my first week of classes out of the way. My schedule is shaping up to pretty enjoyable. I mostly caught up on sleep and errands this week, but made some time for some fun here and there.


There's Something About Madrid...

February 5, 2016






















I can't put my finger on it but for some reason I really loved Madrid. Not in a way where I wish I studied there or could see myself living there, but I just really love the city.


Castles and Cathedrals in Segovia

February 4, 2016


























After visiting Toledo for the day last Thursday, we checked into our hotel in Madrid, rested up, and headed back out the next day for another excursion. This time, we headed to Segovia, a beautiful small city in the region of Castilla y León.


A Trip to Toledo

February 3, 2016


























Over the weekend, my group headed north to visit some cities in central Spain. Our first stop was the historic city of Toledo, which we visited on Thursday.


Currently | January 2016

February 1, 2016








I just arrived back in Granada after spending the weekend in Madrid, in addition to visiting Toledo and Segovia. It was such a fun weekend! My classes finally start today, and I can't say I'm looking forward to it, but it will be nice to have a routine. Here is a little insight into what I have been loving this past month...


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