After living in a foreign country for a while, you become familiar with the new culture that was once so peripheral in your mind. Being here in Spain for just about a month now, I have been able to experience new places, people and the power of cultural immersion. It’s not that I have gained a new and somewhat mystical sense of cultural awareness; it is simply that I have become accustomed to how everyday life operates. Without a doubt, this journey has already given me beneficial insight about myself, because with any new place comes a hint of introspective reflection. Since my last post, I have become increasingly familiar with my host city, Granada. Now, instead of unintentionally taking a new route to the same place every time, I am able to navigate around the city with ease. As it seems, the more I discover in Granada and become acquainted with every corner, the more I truly enjoy the city. Not only have I been able to take advantage of what the city has to offer, but in addition, Granada’s unique location is unrivaled. I look outside my window everyday to the sight of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada’s and after my classes finish for the day, I usually decide to take a short bus ride to visit the beautiful Mediterranean beaches. I don’t think it can get any better than that. Overall, I’ve been having an incredible time here so far and have created another short video (link below) to highlight just a few of the new places that I have been able to enjoy!