Game of Thrones and Horror Movies (Sevilla in a Day)

Today was a whirlwind of a day. As it was our one and only day in Sevilla. We knew we had a lot to see and only a little time to do it. We started off bright and early, leaving the hotel at 8 and driving two hours from Córdoba to Sevilla. Most of us… Read more »

Day 8: Recycling the Old to Make Way for the New

This morning we went on a guided tour of the Jewish quarter and mosque-cathedral of Córdoba. The buildings we saw on our walk to the meeting place and subsequent tour showed the rich history of the city. We passed 2,000-year-old Roman ruins, modern buildings, buildings of Moorish architecture, buildings with more European architecture, and a… Read more »

Day 7: A Fresh New Start

Today was the first day we spent outside of Granada. We woke up early, packed, and were on the road by 8:30; I know, personally, I was exhausted. Leaving Granada left us with a strange combination of sadness for leaving such a beautiful, culturally rich city and excitement that so much more awaited us. After… Read more »

Day 6-B: Cleaning Up Our Act

Today was our first scheduled “rest day,” and after four continuous days of exploring the hilly alleyways of Granada, the troops needed some refreshment. My choice: visit the local modern hammam. Throughout our tours of the city, we had studied the excavations of older hammams, which served as a public bathhouse operated by the Sultan…. Read more »

Day 6-A: A Busy Day of Rest

Our last day in Granada was a well deserved rest day. We all had free time until our class discussion at 6:00PM, so it was up to us what we wanted to do with it. Some people in the group went to the Hammam, a bathhouse where they received massages, while others explored the gypsy… Read more »

Day 5: Flamenco from the Heart

Compared to the last couple of days, today was a laid back day where we were able to rest and catch up on our work for the week. First thing in the morning we met for class, discussing the progression of Arabs in Spain as well as the history and influence of flamenco. We learned… Read more »

Day 4: Italian in Spain

Today is day two of no Wi-Fi in our hotel, and so far we have survived. To all the parents reading this, if the Wi-Fi has not resurged by this point we are still alive and in good health. The day began with a trip to the local mosque, which we had visited earlier in… Read more »

Day 3: Can I see some Moor of that?

That’s the last corny pun in this post, I promise. When I told people who’d been to Granada where I was going for the month, their eyes would light up and they would inevitably exclaim: “You’ve got to see the Alhambra, you can’t miss it!” Now I see why. The primary part of our day… Read more »

Day 2: The Honors DOC Hierarchy of Needs

The first? Caffeine. On our first full day in Spain, we were finding it hard to leave the beds that we had so thankfully fallen into the night before. Though many of us had already slept upwards of ten hours, it felt like meager compensation for the jet lag. Indeed, it proved too much for… Read more »

Day 1: A Selfie Stick and Other Firsts

As children grow older, there are many important milestones documented by their parents: first words, first steps, first day of school… Now officially added to my list: first time in a foreign country. Our adventures in Spain have officially begun and the experience is already incredible. Our journey started in Logan Airport where check-in and… Read more »