Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

Ramadan abroad

It’s my last week in Granada. Having been here just shy of five weeks, I’ve been lucky enough to make new friends with some of the most genuinely lovable and perceptive people I’ve ever met. Because it’s currently Ramadan, one of the happiest and most reflective months for Muslims around the
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crema de orujo

Un cóctel español para el verano

Crema de orujo is a sweet cocktail with a soft quality that complements hot, Spanish summers nicely. A pomace brandy from northern Spain, Orujo is popular throughout the Iberian Peninsula. Many people in Spain experiment with different add-ins and recipes to add their own flairs and personalities to the standard liquor. Specifically, crema de
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Spain Grenada

Distance makes the heart grow squandered

When I realized I would be spending the summer in Spain, I was beyond overjoyed. Since high school history class, I have been curiously attracted to the Spanish Empire, and my memories of earlier visits are varnished in a sentiment of young love. Although I have spent less than a week in Granada, I have already realized that studying and admiring Spain from afar (especially from America) could only cultivate a naive infatuation rather than genuine admiration. Being here has exposed me to the cultural multiplicity of Spain, and I have developed a more mature appreciation of the country because everywhere you walk in Granada exposes a little more of its true beauty.
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