My feelings about my experience of studying in Granada, Spain is too positive. It has been an incredible and transformative time for me. By immersing myself in a completely new culture, I have learned a lot about Spain. Also, about myself and about travel in general. Spain is a beautiful and vibrant country with a rich history and fascinating culture. I have had the opportunity to visit impressive historical places, such as the Alhambra and the Cathedral of Granada, which leave a lasting impression. I have also been lucky enough to try delicious Spanish food, such as paella and Tortilla, which are now some of my favorite dishes to eat.

I also was able to go to an authentic flamenco show. Flamenco is an artistic genre that originated in Andalusia, in the south of Spain, and is closely associated with the Gypsy or Roma culture. It was incredible and very impressive to see how powerful art can be. For starters, from the moment I walked into the place, I could feel the passionate energy of flamenco. The atmosphere was intimate and welcoming, and the stage was illuminated by warm lights that created an idea or level of magic. The dancers began to move with impressive grace and passion. His movements were fluid and full of emotion. Each gesture, each clapping and each tapping seemed to tell a story. The music was also captivating, with the penetrating sound of the flamenco guitar and the flamenco singer filling the space with her voice.

I enjoyed the show, and at the same time the images and descriptions I had read and seen about the Roma culture came to my mind. Although flamenco is not exclusive to gypsies, it is strongly linked to their history and traditions. I was able to recognize certain elements in the music and dance that reflected the passion and expression of the Roma culture.

During my summer in Granada, I have a new confidence and greater independence within myself. By facing new and unfamiliar situations, such as traveling in foreign country by myself and navigating a whole new culture, I have learned to adapt and trust my abilities. One of the most positive experiences of studying abroad is the opportunity to meet people from different parts of the world, which has given me a broader perspective and taught me the importance of cultural diversity.

If I could go back in time, there are a few things I wish I would have known before coming to Spain. I would have liked to investigate more about Spanish customs and traditions in order to adapt more quickly to life here. Regardless, there are many experiences and lessons that I believe will stay with me forever. I learned to value the importance of getting out of my comfort zone and to be open to new opportunities. Also, the Spanish relaxed approach to life has taught me to enjoy the moment and live life in the present moment. My experience of studying in Granada has been one of the best decisions I have made. It has grown my independence, taught me valuable lessons about culture, myself, and has left an indelible mark on my life.