Currently I am in Chicago waiting to board my plane to head to Spain first. My plane boards at 4:45 and it's 1:35 right now and no internet. So when I finally put this on my blog I will be safe in Granada, Spain. (update: in Spain and in my hotel room safe and sound) Some people have been asking me what I will do next. Good question! I arrive in Spain on Jan 28th (today). On Jan 29th I will be introduced to Granada (a tour most likely). On Jan 30th I have free time to explore the city and an orientation meeting. On Jan 31st there are two orientation meetings scheduled (still in Granada). Finally on Feb. 1st, I head to Tangier (which is in Morocco). On Feb. 2nd is when I will head to my home for the upcoming months - Meknes.
Please note this schedule may change--That's what it says on my itinerary.
I was going to post this last night (the 26th) but didn't have the chance. My suitcase weighed too much! I'm allowed one check on and one carry on luggage. When I first weighed my suitcase it was 50.6 lbs and I wasn't done packing! So, after repeated visits from my room to the bathroom (where the scale was) I finally got it down to 47 lbs! Whooo!! Went to bed and slept sweet dreams. In the morning (this morning the 27th), I decided to measure my luggage and good thing I did. Iberia only allows luggages that have a total length, width, and height of 62/62 inches. I had my dad check and he got 68 inches so I had to put everything (47 lbs worth) into a smaller (much smaller) suitcase. I had to take clothes out and am really hoping that I can find room to bring back souvenirs.
What I will miss the most: Matt (wonderful boyfriend I was telling you about in the last blog), my family, my friends, cereal, mac and cheese, and spinach dip.