After being apart during Semana Santa I was so happy to be back in my favorite place with my people! We hung out and got drinks on Wednesday night 🙂 It was so nice to hear about everyone else’s adventures and tell them about my time in Morocco too! They hit up Amsterdam and Italy during the week.
We started Friday off with a long walk with Kayla and Ashley’s host mom! She took us on a 7 mile walk down the river at 9am. It was good for practicing Spanish and we had been wanting to meet her for a while now. Kayla warned us that she walks really fast, and she wasn’t wrong!
I sat outside for a while afterwards, the trees are getting greener and greener 🙂
Then we had a cooking class with out program later that night!
We learned about the Mediterranean diet and my group cooked the 1st plate. My job was cutting the fish for the salad which included potatoes, eggs, olive oil, fish, and oranges. I thought it tasted soooo weird and only had a few bites.
The next dish was paella, which you can pretty much never go wrong with. They gave ginormous portions and we barely made a dent in it! There was a lot of seafood and chicken in it too.
Then dessert, torrijas, tasted a lot like French toast with ice cream!
We were incredibly stuffed afterwards, it was a lot of food! We didn’t feel good from eating so much, so we went to play some card games and called it a night.
For Earth Day, we wanted to go to Monachil for a hike! We have been wanting to go for a while now, and it was the perfect day for it.
We started off down a main road that the bus dropped us off at.
Until we got to some cave like parts! The rock walls were in our way, so in order to not fall there were handle bars wedged into it.
The hike is known for it’s rope bridges, we went over 4 or 5 of them! This one was the longest one, I felt a little nervous going over it even though I knew it would be fine.
We stopped for lunch after about 3 miles in a shady area. It wasn’t that hot out, but we just needed to get out of the sun for a little while!
Still loving my trusty backpack filled with water that Ian got me!
We finally reached the end! It was actually a pretty difficult hike and it was 6.7 miles long.The base of the mountain in Monachil was so humid and there was tons of water, the difference between the top and the bottom of the hike was so cool.
We had an hour and a half to kill before the bus came, so I ordered a coffee while we waited, and I apparently ordered some all-out kind of thing! Not what I was expecting, but it was really good.
The view was nice too and we got to sit in the shade!
We had big plans for Saturday night! We’ve learned that before you leave Granada, you have to to spend one whole night out and stay up all the way until the churros shops open, get churros and go to bed (or class). It’s a tradition for the students in the university here to do it, but we lovvve sleep and only wanted to do it once probably. Some people do it every weekend and I have no idea how!
We only have about a month left, so there weren’t any other weekends that would for all our friends together.
We all hung out at my apartment and left around 1am to start!Kayla let me borrow her overall dress, she’s a doll 🙂
We got to dance all night, it was so much fun!
The first churros place opened at 6:30am, and we were there right when the doors opened. Success 🙂 I have never not wanted a churro so badly but hey it’s tradition! I took one bite and I was good.
I got in bed at 7am, so my day has definitely felt weird, but I’m glad we did it (and I somehow had the energy to go on a run today too)! We agreed we would be mad at ourselves if we left Granada and never did the whole night to churros mission.
Next weekend I will be going to visit my cousin in Barcelona and I’m so excited about the whole trip! It’s also my first solo trip which I have been wanting to do at least once this semester.