If you speak Spanish, you’ll know that the title of this post translates to a family vacation in the canary islands. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I moved to Madrid with about 12 of my very best friends. It’s fun, totally crazy and comforting, even if it means I speak a little bit too much English sometimes. A lot of the time it’s also pretty dysfunctional. We’re just like a big huge family of twenty-somethings high on the lives we’re living here. In short, it’s absolutely awesome.
The second to last week of class was jam-packed with homework, papers and study guides. We were slaving away to the ICADE-beast with the end coming closer and closer into sight.
Two days later, shoot to the most deserved beach weekend of my life. We took a late flight from Madrid to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria on Thursday night and spent all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the beach. We napped in the sun a lot, but also went for a swim, explored a sandbar full of tidal pools, little waterfalls & all sorts of sea creatures, and played beach paddleball. We also walked around the Garden City of Las Palmas – a neighborhood of old, beautiful homes with even more beautiful gardens. At night we made family dinners and sat around playing some drinking games in the apartment we had rented. Dan found an awesome 9-person apartment online that worked out perfectly. There was a huge new kitchen that even had a washer and dryer!! We’ve missed dryers so much that we did all of our laundry before coming back to Madrid on Tuesday morning (#studyabroadproblems).
It was so relaxing to just be at the beach for the long weekend with a bunch of my American friends; the perfect rejuvenation needed for the last week of class and a week of finals (which I’m in the home stretch of right now!). Hope you’ve all been getting some r&r mixed in with the hard work you’ve been up to. Ciao, amores:)