Wednesday, June 9, 2010

La Despedida (The Farewell)

Granada, which means “pomegranate” in Spanish, was the last city of our journey to Spain. We walked through the Albaicín neighborhood, toured the Royal Chapel where King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella are buried, and then visited the famous Alhambra. The photo above was taken of the group’s first view of the Alhambra from the Plaza San Nicolás. After the tour, half of the group returned to the United States and the other half extended the course in Morocco through the Morocco Exchange Program (http://moroccoexchange.org). At the time of this blog post, everyone has safely returned to Merrimack. Overall, we had a wonderful experience learning about Convivencia: the Coexistence of Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Spain, and the themes and ideas we had discussed over the past semester came to life through this study-travel course.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the blog! If you want to keep up with your Spanish online or on your iPhone a good service is Babbel.com (http://www.babbel.com). Buen viaje!

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  2. Hello all. I was on erasmus in Granada. I travelled there in 2008. It was the best!
    Erasmus exchange is great. Everyone should go on erasmus :)
    Anyway, if you need information about erasmus in different countries you can visit:
    Erasmus forum, or you can take a look at Erasmus blog.
    have fun on all your journeys.
    Tej

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