Today is November 27, 2016. I’ve been in Granada for nearly three months now. In the beginning, walking around Granada, everything seemed completely new and spectacular. Nowadays, I still appreciate the everyday beauty of the city, but at times I think that I’ve seen and done everything there is to do here already.
I know my favorite bars to get tapas and my favorite coffee shop to study in. I recognize the familiar faces of people that I see on my daily walks through the city and the shop owners whose stores I walk into every couple of days now call me by my name.
Recently, however, I’ve been discovering new spots that I have never seen before, and it has taken me completely aback. From diverging off of a walk that I’ve been down a million times before, I’ve found a new lookout point- the only point in the city where I’ve been able to see some fall foliage. From going a little further down a street that I thought ended, I discovered a whole new part of the city with an amazing nightlife and a crowd of young people I never knew existed. And from going on a walk through my neighborhood, I’ve spotted pieces of graffiti I haven’t seen before, giving me an inspiring and uplifting messages.
While it’s wonderful to discover that no matter how much you think you know a city, there is still a world of things left to do and see, I now worry about all the things I will have missed by the time I have to leave.
Photos below are taken from some of my favorite spots in Granada.
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Nicole Von Wilczur
My name is Nicole von Wilczur, from Phoenix, Arizona. I'm a rising college junior attending Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. When I'm not studying, I enjoy fighting for social justice, being outdoors, photography, and learning to recite the lyrics to 90's and early 2000's rap songs. I've never traveled outside of the US, so I am very excited for the opportunity to be studying abroad in Granada, Spain, and sharing my experiences with you!