Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Day 33 - Denia


Yay! Today is finally Tuesday and I finished everything! It feels great!  Erin and I are went into town to Revive Spa to get facials!! They were amazing! Then we grabbed some lunch and spent some time downtown.

Tonight was one of our last night out so we wanted to make it count! We started the night off a nice restaurant where we had some tapas and desserts!

Then over to the Irish Pub to Eugene and then we ended the night dancing at ELEPHANTE! It is a fun place on the beach!

Erin, Brittany, me and Erin!! Looking good ladies! :) I will miss you all so much!!

Looking for fame in Spain,


Day 32 - Denia

Hello friends!!! It is Monday here and we are departing to Madrid on Wednesday night it is coming soooo... fast!! Today I had my first final and tomorrow is my last! So today there has been LOTS of studying, nothing too exciting! Since our days here are dwindling we decided to take a study break and get our TWO favorites... Tutto Frutto and Llaollao!!

Here is Erin with our friend at Tutto! She is getting her usual yogurt with nutella sauce and oreo!

Me and Lauren got or usual as well at Llaollao, yogurt with chocolate covered peanuts and chocolate sauce! 

Perfect ending to a night of studying!! :)

Looking for fame in Spain, 


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Day 31 - Denia

Hello friends!

Back in Denia so that meant church this morning, which luckily wasn't until 11:30 so we got to sleep in :) I even slept through breakfast lol! Church in spanish is very interesting, but it is actually pretty cool!

We took our big group picture afterwards, it is a tradition for each Baylor group to take a picture here on these steps every summer.

It was a good last Sunday here in Denia, so sad to go, but excited to see my friends and family! I will miss my roomie Lauren!

The rest of the day was spent out by the pool and studying for our final tests we have coming up. The end is coming up so fast!

Looking for fame in Spain,

Rachel :)

Day 30 - Granada

Second and final day in Granada, so we had a lot to do!!

First off delicious breakfast at the hotel and then we made out way toooo.... LA ALHAMBRA!!!

It was amazing and we spent almost THREE hours there, because there is SO MUCH to see, and it is all beautiful!!

Erin and I saw LOTS of Lions as well, because they are the sign of ROYALTY!!! That is right <>

Also the gardens there were insane and the flowers were HUGE!! Smelt amazing!!

After this we had some more free time in town and so we grabbed lunch at a place where I got a super yummy 'ham and cheese toasted sandwich' followed by a 'piece of chocolate cake' :)

After this we looked around town some more and then headed back to Denia! Loved Granada, but wish I could have stayed longer!

Looking for fame in Spain,

Rachel :)

Day 29 - Granada

It is Friday and we have MADE IT to Granada!! :)

We are staying at a precious hotel, called Hotel Corona and me and Erin are roomiieess!!! Everyone is so excited about the AC and the TV since we haven't had either in over a month lol! Butttt we aren't allowed to touch the mini-bar so BOO!

After arriving we went and had a chocolate crepe at a small cafe and then did some shopping! They have a lot of cute shops and really good deals!

I got a new dress :) yay! Then we had dinner at a fabulous restaurant where I had my first burger in Spain! SO GOOD!!

Granada is SO UPPER-CRUST! I love it ;) All the buildings were SO gorgeous! Tomorrow sight seeing so really famous places, can't wait!!

Looking for fame in Spain,


Friday, August 5, 2011

Day 28 - Denia

Hello Friends! Today is Thursday, but it is like Friday because tomorrow we are going to Granada! 

After classes me and Erin walked to town because I had and appointment to get a pedicure at 1pm :) My feet were SO thankful!! The lady at the nail salon asked me if I was Spanish because I spoke so well! It was really exciting! 

Then I met up with Erin and we headed to a small cafe where they had wifi and we had some yummy treats, and she Skyped a friend and I did some homework :)

She had a croissant with cheese, ham, lettuce and tomato and I had a chocolate chip muffin :)

After our snack we went to a couple shops and then had some real lunch at a restaurant outside by the port. We shared some pasta carbonara and it was soooo good! 

We headed back to the escuela and had dinner and got dressed for the evening! First we went to this place at the port and had some drinks, then we went dancing at this tri-level place and that was really fun! We met up with Daniel from the beach there and I even got to hear my fav song right now, MR.SAXOBEAT! 

This crew can dance allll night! And that we did! We rolled in at 6:15am it was hilarious, because when we were walking up to our residencia we heard the rooster start crowing and we were like this is a sign we were out aalllll night! lol!

Anyway great night and lots of memories! 

Looking for fame in spain, 

Rachel :)

Day 27 - Denia


Today was a great day, because Lauren and I went to the beach and got tonsss of sun! :) I am coming back muucchhh darker :)

After the beach we ran into Erin and Andre downtown jusstt before Andre got..... A HENNA TATTOO! It was so funny to watch!! lol! He wanted to get a dragon, yes a dragon on his calf! The lady first off, made him shaavvee his leg in that spot! lol Then he had to pull his pants waaayyyy up so she could do it, it was hilarious! Then he was walking around town for like an hour with his pants up letting it dry hahaha!

She just loved him! Now for the final product!!!

After this me and Lauren grabbed these delicious Pitas for dinner and then walked back to the escuela to do homework, it was a pretty good day!! :)

Looking for fame in spain,

Rachel :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Day 26 - Denia

Hi Dolls!!

Ok so today was a busy busy day, but so fun!

Class as normal in the morning and then afterwards Erin and I were contemplating if we should go into town for lunch or stay at the residencia, buuttt we had this feeling it was going to be Spain's good ole' Paella and we weren't really feeling that lol! And we found out later we were right! Anyway so we went into town and split a pizza for lunch and boy was it delicious!

Afterwards we looked around a couple shops on the main street downtown, and then headed to Llaollao for dessert :) We brought our homework and did that while we enjoyed our treat!

After Llaollao we headed to the CASTLE in Denia, aka my house! lol It was seriously SO cool and had some of the most beautiful views!!

SO GORGEOUS!!  We explored all the balconies and everything! I felt like a princess :)

Later after the castle we went to the Indian Palace, a indian food place and I got a taste of India!

Trying Indian food for the first time, really interesting! :) lol  I had the Vegetable Pakora to start and then moved onto the Chicken Danka...

It tasted better then it looks and I had it over white rice, a little spicy but it was ok I am glad I tried it! :)

Anyway, if you haven't tried Indian food you should and see if it is for you! There are some pretty good dishes!

Fun day overall and I got to see and try a lot of new things! :)

Looking for fame in Spain,


Day 25 - Denia

Well it was another beach day! :) Brittany, Erin, Andre and I all made the 2 mile walk to the beach and got the usual... four lounge chairs and one umbrella! The weather was perfect and I def took like an hour nap :)

On the way there I of course had to stop and get some Tutto Frutto! :)

Strawberry and chooclate! :) Peerrffeccttt!! Also Look how tan I am getting :)

Well tomorrow we are going to this Castle and then having dinner at an Indian place, so I will give you that update tomorrow!

Looking for fame in Spain,

Rachel :)