Welp, after a long break from writing I am back in the city of Granada! Going back home and taking a break from the Spanish lifestyle was really nice. I wish I could have had just a few more days at home because I was so busy there wasn't a whole lot of time to just relax. It was really great to see all my friends and family and enjoy things being easy and simple in America! Also, on a personal note, I started dating the best guy in the world (I know every girl says that, but I think I'm the only one who can actually say it honestly)! So that poses another exciting challenge in my study abroad experience. :)
After a long plane ride that I thankfully slept most of the way through, I arrived in Frankfurt Friday morning and then in Malaga, Spain that night. I stayed in a hostel in Malaga for the night and yesterday made it to my hostel here in Granada. Hopefully, I will only be staying at this hostel one more night and then stay with my friend Troy for a few days while I look for a room to rent. Everything has gone really well for me in my travels so far! My flights were both fine and I have reached both of my hostels with little difficulty. Going to Europe has been so much easier this time around...knowing the ropes a bit really makes a difference! I have already spoken quite a bit of Spanish and while I was in the bus station yesterday, some really nice ladies started a conversation with me! It was straight Colorado style! That never would have happened in the North; people are just not open and friendly to strangers there.
The weather has been really nice, sunny and warm and the oranges are in perfect season! Even though it feels a little strange to be back, it also feels really good and I have so many more good things to say about Granada. I have a few weeks before I start school to find a place to live and get settled in there. Hopefully Elley will be visiting after she finishes her finals in Vitoria, so that will be fun and we will do some of the things we didn't get to when we were here in December.
I've heard that the spring time is the best to be in southern Spain, so I think I have a lot to look forward to and I think it will be another exciting adventure!
Me and my boyfriend, Westin.