Oh my goodness Granada is so beautiful. My first sight of it was on the train in the morning, and everything was all country-ish and reminded me of the pictures of see of the country areas of China. I kept joking that we were actually in China rather than Spain. We had to hurry and get off the train and onto the coach bus, and then we went to visit the Alhambra, which was fantastic. It reminded me of the palace from Aladdin. The tour may may have been really long and tiring, but it was impressive and well worth it. I absolutely loved it. I can't believe that people actually lived in such a beautiful place. My favorite part was standing on this porch-type thing where we could see EVERYTHING, and our tour guide, Paco, told us that that was supposed to be the most beautiful sunset in the world. It's too bad we couldn't actually see it at sunset. I was very taken aback with the beauty of the Alhambra, and I know I'll go back there in a heartbeat the next time I'm back in Granada. Outside the Granada, there were some gypsies trying to scam some people into buying rosemary. Ali had told us not to buy any from them, because they would grab your hand and try to read your palm, whether you wanted them to or not, and then they would charge you twenty euros for it. We watched them rip off some blonde lady, and Senora Gomez said, "She looks like Kaitlyn," and then she laughed. Gee, thanks Senora. There were a really lot of gypsies in Granada. After that, we left to go eat lunch, and I had the brilliant idea of trying snails. Yuck. They didn't taste all that bad, but when I took them out of the shell, they looked like worms, which I'm terrified of, so after one I just couldn't eat anymore. They still had their little antenna-things. :( I got really frustrated with trying to eat lunch in Granada, because it seems like everyone on the entire trip ended up in the same restaurant, and everyone was asking me to read the menu for them, or speak to the waiter for them, when I was hungry and just wanted to eat. I liked speaking Spanish, I really did, but I felt more like a babysitter or a parent than just a friend. It was especially annoying when people KNEW how to ask for something in Spanish but insisted that I get up from my meal and do it anyway for them. I was really irritated by the end of the meal, and I wish I hadn't let that get me so down because Granada was a nice city and I think my frustration prevented me from enjoying it properly. Andrew, Shanna, and I walked around exploring until we had to go back to the hotel, which was BEAUTIFUL. I have to make sure that I stay there when I go back to Granada. I loved that one so much. <3 After that, me and Shanna went with some others on an excursion to a flamenco show, and it was good, but I think it could have been better. First of all, it was really rainy and depressing, and we had to walk for a really long time to get there. The tour guide kept showing us things we had already seen there, and we were so tired and wet that we didn't really care to see them again. We just wanted to get there. I was impressed though, that our guide could speak Arabic, Chinese, English, and Spanish all very well, though it bothered me that he could do all that but didn't have a very good job. My future's not looking too bright. Then, they didn't even serve hot chocolate, which was a really big bummer to me. I like hot chocolate. :) The show was in on of the gypsy caves, and we could also tell that the flamenco dancers were only dancing to make money off of the tourists, not because they truly loved flamenco, and this was really disappointing for me. The next time I go to Spain, I plan to see another flamenco show, and I'll be more careful about where I go. I can't say that my experience in Granada was terrible, because I enjoyed it, but I liked the other places a lot more.