Saturday, January 14, 2012

Visit to the Alhambra

Today we visited the famous Alhambra.  The Alhambra is a beautiful castle that was built in the 11th century.  The Alhambra was a finalist in the "Seven Wonders of the World" contest.  The Alhambra and the Generalife gardens there were soooo breathtaking.  However, I dropped my camera and the lens got smashed in. I was so mad! Luckily this didn't happen until half way through the tour, so I still have a decent amount of pictures from the visit.  I have no idea were I can take my camera to get fixed and no idea how much it will cost.

After the tour, I took advantage of the AMAZING rebajas (deals) that go on in the city for the entire month of January.  It's crazy! Every store has major sales the entire month.  I bought a really cute pair of boots for only 16 euro.  However, I spent that last of my euro and now I need to withdraw money from the ATM.  I really hope that the transaction fees aren't a lot.  One other thing that is really annoying me at the moment: I have tried to buy my book for my intensive language class three times now.  Two times the lady told me they would have it tomorrow, and today it was closed.

I came back from the Alhambra/shopping and took a nap, ran, ate dinner, worked on school work, and now am watching TV with my Senora.  Tomorrow I plan on just relaxing the entire day.  I feel like I have been so busy and doing so much walking every single day.  I just really need to figure out what to do about my camera...


  1. So tell us, how is it watching TV in Spanish? Do you understand everything that is going on? Give us a percentage:70%,80%.....

    1. I understand a good amount of it. Usually I'm not giving it my full attention though because I am working on other things while watching it. Hmm a percentage? I'd say I can understand about 75% of it most times.

  2. Kristen,
    I'm really enjoying reading your updates.
    You are doing such a great job describing and explaining all that you are doing.
    I'm so impressed with all that you have done already.