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Learning Spanish in the Spanish Caves

Three months of Spanish culture and language immersion in the beautiful city of Granada in Southern Spain.

by averyAbout Me:I’m a student from the United States studying to teach English as a second language. I like to travel and meet new people. read more

EuropeSpain150 days / January - February - March 2020

Highs & Lows

Flamenco performances and Islamic architecture.

The trip was cut short due to the beginning of COVID-19.

Itinerary Overview

In only three months, I went from barely understanding a single word in Spanish to being able to communicate with locals and make friends from all around the world. All the while enjoying amazing food, beautiful views, and unforgettable experiences.

  • 75 Nights: Albaicín
    Close to the school where I was studying Spanish.
  • 75 Nights: Carmen de las Cuevas
    To learn Spanish.
  • Day trip: Córdoba
    Learning Spanish.

Q & A

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Someone stole my phone from my backpack. Just like any destination in the world, always be cautious of where you put your valuables when walking through public spaces.

  • How was the food?

    Granada has a law where tapas must be served whenever you order a drink in a restaurant. The food was amazing, even for those who don't eat meat. I recommend trying Shawarma King, as there are probably hundreds throughout the city. La goma is a great vegan restaurant.

  • Packing tips?

    Southern Spain is well known for the blazing heat of the summer, but the nights are cool - especially in the Albaicín because of its altitude. I recommend bringing a variety of clothes and pack for the possibility of wearing layers to adjust to the changing climate.