Wednesday, March 27, 2013

In Granada

¡Hola! We're in the final stretch of our trip and everyone is having a great time. We started the day by singing Happy Birthday to Tyler (our third consecutive birthday this week...the other two were Joshua Briscoe and myself) and heading to downtown Granada for some free time/shopping. After lunch on our own, we headed to Grenada's main attraction: El Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage site. When the Christians reconquered this region Queen Isabel decided not to tear down this Arabic palace/fortress because it was so beautiful, as we were able to witness today. From El Alhambra you can see the city of Granada and the surrounding mountains in which the gypsies have excavated caves in which they still inhabit today. Some of us got to see a live flamenco show in one of the caves last night which was quite an experience!

Tonight we will enjoy dinner in a local restaurant and relax as we prepare to head back to Madrid tomorrow. I think I speak for all when I say that this has been an incredible experience.

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