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Last Day in Granada

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Tomorrow will be my last day in Granada, and today is my last full day.

Tomorrow I have my final exam at 10AM. Following the test, ISA is having pizza for us one-monthers. Back to the apartment after that to make sure I have everything packed and ready to go for my train ride Thursday night. The train departs Granada at 9:55PM Thursday night and gets into Valencia at 5:05AM Friday morning.

I was able to contact Paqui, the woman I am renting from, and she’ll be meeting me at 9AM Friday, so I’ll be waiting around in the train station for a good 3 to 4 hours. Fun! It’s surprising to me that the two times I have spoken with her on the phone, I have been able to understand what she says and have her understand why I say. It’s kind of a confidence booster.

I made it up to the El Mirador de San Cristóbal (a vantage point) in the Albaicín neighborhood of Granada. Click below to see some of the photos I took:

Granada, Spain

Looking Past Granada

Alhambra

Alhambra
Nasrid Palaces in the Alhambra

Albaicin

After the bus ride down into the heart of the city, I checked out Plaza Isabel La Catolica again. It’s been the meeting place for group tours and whatnot.

Plaza Isabel La Catolica

Plaza Isabel La Catolica

Plaza Isabel La Catolica

I’ll surely miss my senora and her cooking. Having the equivalent of a three course meal during lunch and dinner was near tiring, but I know before too long, I’ll be craving her egg and noodle soup, bean soup, noodle soup, and vegetable soup (I’m sure I forgot some). She is a phenomenal cook, especially with soup, if you couldn’t tell. Tonight for dinner we had hamburgers (pork burgers, so in a way they were hamburgers) with eggs on top with french fries as a side. She said she always eats hamburgers with eggs on them. She’s my kind of woman, mixing foods like that.

The memories of Granada are awesome to have. I hope to make it back to Granada someday and see things old and new, interesting and absurd, just as I did this January. Hopefully next time there won’t be any broken shower curtains.

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Written by Jeff

January 28, 2009 at 5:30 pm

Posted in Granada, Spain, Study Abroad

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