25 January 2009

Can I stay forever?!

Palabra del dia: dormir-- it means to sleep

Sleep is something that I've been lacking since I arrived in Spain. I was jet-lagged at first, and finally somewhat recovered. However, in Spain, they go out usually on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. And I mean hardcore. I've been out until 2 or 3am every night since Thursday. If you know me well, you know that's definitely out of my element. Then we get up early (7:30 or so) for class at 9am. The good thing is we have siesta (nap time, literally) from about 3-5pm everyday. The city closes down and you're expected to be at home sleeping, or at least being quiet. Um, excuse me, America? Why haven't you jumped on the siesta bandwagon? I now think it's crazy that la gente (people) en los Estados Unidos don't have a siesta. How have I survived all this time?!

This is part of the Alhambra. It is an old palace built a long time ago. It's part of the history here in Granada and is about a 40 minute walk from my house, and is right by where I go to school. Can you say amazing?!

We went hiking in Alpujarra about an hour from Granada. It is a mountainous region with small pueblos all over the place. This picture cannot do it justice because it's too beautiful to put into pictures. Gorgeous!

There was a fountain in one of the pueblos. Our director, Javier, decided to get a drink from it. Basically he's the coolest director ever.

Seriously, most beautiful thing I've ever seen.

Well that's all for now. I hope you enjoy the pictures a little bit! Stay tuned for more of my adventures, because there will be many! Hasta luego!


  1. I have been having the same experience! Late nights and daily siestas...America should definitely take some advice from Spain on that aspect. The late meals take some adjusting to, however. I'm glad you're having fun!

  2. Ok, so this is Megan, even though it says posted by Chuck......anyway, I love you. Reading these almost makes me feel like I'm having a conversation with you. I miss you lots too- I'm glad your surgery went well and you are having a blast! You are in my prayers. Can't wait to hang out when you get back :D