Sunday, February 10, 2013

¡hola! - wiseknits en Granada, España

About two and a half weeks ago I arrived in Spain to begin my semester abroad. Spain so far has been absolutely beautiful! We spent the first few days in Madrid, visited El Escorial and Toledo, and then finally made our way to Granada where I will be studying for the next three and a half months.

El Palacio Real in Madrid

(aka 'Holy Toledo!)

Toledo, Spain

Toledo was an amazing Medieval city surrounded on three sides by a river. Everything was just pulsing with history and I couldn't believe how old some of the building are.

This is the view from El Albaicín overlooking the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevadas in Granada. I have never, ever seen a view like this before. I am so lucky to have some more time to explore this beautiful city.

Of course, I had to scope out some yarn stores in my area. I've only had the chance to go to one so far ('Home Suit Home'). I'm not sure if I totally understand the play-on-words that's going on, but I was very impressed with their prices and got some yarn to make both my roommate and my host mother a scarf. :)


  1. I lived in Spain for three years and loved it, you will fall in love. While you are in Granada, about an hour or so from there is a small town with caves that have been converted into bed and breakfasts and homes by mostly british expats, its called Galera. Check it out, its a pretty well kept secret by most. We stayed at Cueva del Dragon its worth a see!

  2. You are in such a beautiful location in Spain! The architecture and scenery looks fascinating. I love the historical context you find yourself immersed in while abroad. It gives you a great feeling of connectivity between the past and present. It can make you feel humble and honored, to be a small piece of humanity with the privilege of observing ancient fractions of the immense history of civilization. You are so blessed!

    I'm always on the look-out for yarn shops while traveling, too! I like to purchase skeins as special souvenirs. Once knit up into a garment or accessory, the piece will forever remind me of the special time and place I bought the yarn!

  3. Thanks for the tip, Deb! I definitely want to see if I can go check out some of the cave homes! I'll do some research on Cueva del Dragon. You're so luck to have spent three years here - it is so beautiful!