Erasmus Experiences: getting inspired by Barcelona (2012)

Barcelona was my last big trip in Spain while in Erasmus. It was the place I wanted to visit the most and I couldn't wait. Unfortunately, I did get very sick just before the trip - the seasonal flu had got me a bit earlier that year, just towards the end of October. I pushed … Continue reading Erasmus Experiences: getting inspired by Barcelona (2012)

Erasmus Memories: Córdoba, the city of the vases

There is a lot more to Córdoba than the vases, but for some reason, that detail was what got stuck in my head. I mean, not really a detail. You do see flower vases hanging on walls, an original way to decorate, to make any white painted wall look brighter and joyful. I loved it. … Continue reading Erasmus Memories: Córdoba, the city of the vases

Erasmus Memories: Seville, the Madre of the South (2012)

I was enchanted with Seville. It was a southern fairytale to me. I was buzzing in the warmth of the night we arrived there, my eyes probably shining out of fascination. I simply loved the clash of cultures I had seen in Granada and I was seeing again in Seville. Except that Seville was grandeur. … Continue reading Erasmus Memories: Seville, the Madre of the South (2012)

Erasmus Experiences: seeing a Flamenco performance in Granada (2012)

In my previous post on my Granada trip, I spoke about how this place marked me in two different ways - Granada for me was my first real experience with Arab architecture and culture without being in an Arabic country and it was the first time I was in the audience to enjoy an authentic … Continue reading Erasmus Experiences: seeing a Flamenco performance in Granada (2012)

Erasmus Memories: Granada, a clash of cultures and the Alhambra (2012)

The Alhambra Next to Zaragoza, the next trip was scheduled to Granada. Granada is located in the southern Andalucia region of Spain, in the foothills of the famous Sierra Nevada. Granada for me was my first real experience with Arab architecture and culture without being in an Arabic country. Granada is where the classic European … Continue reading Erasmus Memories: Granada, a clash of cultures and the Alhambra (2012)