These past couple weeks in Alicante, I’ve been pretty busy. A group with the university went to watch a professional basketball game right here in Alicante. The team we were rooting for used to be one of the best around but due to financial issues they were brought down to the lowest league. I got to see Black Panther and La Forma del Agua (The Shape of Water) at the movie theater; both movies were in Spanish. It’s still challenging to fully understand people speaking in rapid Spanish, but I feel like I am getting better at it little by little.
Last weekend I visited Granada with my program. Granada is the type of city you would imagine when you think of Spain; there are lots of old-fashioned buildings with tiled roofs and plazas with large beautiful fountains. We also got to watch some authentic flamenco dances. And we visited La Alhambra which is a palace/fortress built by Muslims hundreds of years ago and boasts some very beautiful architecture.
One last thing that happened this week was that on International Women’s day there were some huge protests all around Spain for women to get the same salaries as men. I saw huge crowds of thousands of people in the streets participating in the protests and I even got out of class that day because both of my professors wanted to go to participate in the protests.
That’s all for this update, but make sure to check out the “videos” I have posted on here to see more of the places I’ve visited!
P.S. Their post office drop-off boxes here are yellow and cylindrical. :-)