Although it is technically April now, I am just now getting around to writing my blog for March. Whoops! It's been a busy month full of adventure, and I've never been very good at keeping a consistent journal.
At the beginning of the month, I met up with Alex (my boyfriend who is studying abroad in Copenhagen) in Edinburgh, Scotland, where we stayed with a friend who goes to school there. Thankfully for us, she knew all about the swing and blues dancing scene there, so our week was filled with lots of dancing. Along with that, we got a tour of the castle, tried some Scottish Guinness (where I found out I officially HATE beer), and even went on a haunted underground tunnel tour.
At the end of the week, Alex flew back to Granada with me, where I was able to share with him the city that has stolen my heart. We were also able to go hiking in the Sierra Nevada mountains for a day, where we meet these two sweet girls who are teaching English in Spain. The hiking, conversations, and laughter that we shared that day are memories I will never forget.
In the middle of March, a girl who sits next to me in my Spanish literature class mentioned that she was going on a road trip that weekend, by herself. Curious, I (somewhat jokingly) asked if she needed a navigator. Next thing I know, I was on an adventure in a tiny red and white smart car, where we visited a Malaga beach, saw the Ronda bridge (INCREDIBLE), and ended at the world's BIGGEST chair (which is in Spain, who knew). Driving through the Andalucian mountains was incredible, and it just made me fall in love with Andalucia even more.
The last weekend of March, I went to Copenhagen to visit Alex in what was supposedly one of the only sunny weekends they've had in months. Although I missed the Spanish mountains, I really liked the modern feel of Copenhagen and Paper Island's food market was a dream come true for a foodie like me. We saw the little mermaid statue, took pictures at Nyhavn and Christiania, and even jumped on the street vent trampolines. That weekend was a blast, and I am definitely feeling like a travel bug!
I ended the month with spending a day at the beach in Salobreña, a province of Granada. We climbed up to the Arabic Salobreña castle, climbed on the little cliff, and swam in the freezing cold ocean.
Up next for my travels: Italy and Barcelona in April :)