My first weekend trip abroad happened to be in Granada, Spain. I had no idea what to expect which made it that much more exciting for when I arrived. Little did I know, the weather was more than 10 degrees cooler than in Sevilla. However, I packed as if I were still in Sevilla, which ended up getting me sick for the next week. Unfortunately I learned the hard way that this place was in between mountains and just wearing a sweater would not suffice. Oh well, I’ll now know that before traveling, checking the weather is necessary. That being said, looking back at my weekend I really enjoyed the city of Granada. The first day we explored the Arab quarter and had a great view of the city below. Later that afternoon, we found a little intimate local Mediterranean place that served delicious falafel and hummus. This place was a hole in the wall type of place filled with locals and although we stuck out like a sore thumb, it was an experience. We spent the rest of the day exploring the city center and walking through the market. The night life in Granada was pretty different from Seville, there were a couple main streets with bars and tapas places. What I found uncomfortable was how the men there would stare and aggressively try and get us into their bars/clubs. We learned that if you don’t make eye contact and ignore them, they will get the hint.
Waking up the next morning was difficult because it was early in the morning but, we had an exciting day to look forward to. We went to the Alhambra which was the most beautiful buildings, from the architecture to the gardens and everything in between. Our tour guide was very informative and showed us great spots to take photos. The photo above is the Alhambra, taken from the Arab quarter side. After the tour and lunch, the 3 hour bus ride back to Sevilla flew by considering we were all so exhausted from our fun filled weekend in Granada. Although, it’s nice being back in sunny Sevilla!