So I know I am well overdue for a blog post. What gives? Welp my laptop died. In Spain. This is the kind of thing that only happens to me. I have a new one on the way but it will porbably be a few weeks. You don’t realize how frustrating it is to not have a computer… until you don’t.
Anyhow spent the weekend in San José, Cabo de Gata- a beach town in Almería, about a 3 hour drive from Granada. It’s on the east coast of Andalucía.
It has a much more small town feel than Granada. A lot of people commented that it reminded them of Greece.
For me, it actually reminded me of home. If I am with my family, there’s a 90% chance we are at the beach.
Anywho to get to la Playa de los Genoveses we actually had to hike through a dessert/jungle. I was not wearing the proper footwear.
But the effort was well worth it. The beach was beautiful.
I had actually read that most Americans wouldn’t be impressed by Spain’s beaches. I felt it was pretty comprable. It wasn’t very hot so I didn’t go past my knees in the water but it did seem warmer than the ocean in New England.
Many women were roaming around topless which I hadn’t thought to expect. Some of our own chicas decided to experiment with such fashion, but I chose to keep my whole suit on (your welcome, Dad).
Once we left the playa I learned that I had got my butt kicked by the sun. Literally worst sunburn of my life. It’s now Wednesday and I’m still very uncomfortable sitting, sleeping and mostly walking. The only thing that feels good is laying on my tummy. I wanted someone to take my picture but decided actual documentation would be too mortifying.
On our way back we visited El castillo de La Calahorra. It dates back to the 16th century and was built in only 3 years. It always fascinates me to see things that are old than our country. The marquis to whom it belong actually brought over Italians to construct it.
Couldn’t take pictures inside but it was very cool and impressive for the time period. Our tour guide told us part of Harry Potter was filmed there and we all flipped out, but then he revoked it. Although I understand a bunch of films have been filmed there.
Some other happenings…
Jen came to visit me last week from France. I showed her all around Granada (well.. the parts I know anyway). She got to see the Alhambra and experience tapas, paella and other yummy Spanish food. Sometimes I can get a little overwhelmed about nothing being familiar or comfortable, so it’s nice to see an old friend. She made a friend of her own.
I’ve been in class now for a week and a half and honestly it’s a huge drag. I need to go twice per day so in between I do homework, errands, eat lunch and siesta. By the time I’m through it’s dinner time and then most nights I meet up with friends for something. The classes here seem much easier and I hardly have much homework, which is nice but I wish I had more free time during the days.
I’m sure there’s a million weird things I could comment on, but nothing comes to mind. Please let me know if you have questions or are interested in anything so I have something to talk about.
For more pictures of my trip to San José click here
For more pictures from Jen’s visit click here