Last month I quit my job of three years in Toronto to start travelling like I´ve always wanted. I found a program with Greenheart Travel where I can live with a local for a low fee in exchange for English lessons from me. This sounded like a good place to start since I´ve never traveled alone before. The program is offered in a few countries but I decided to go with Spain because I had such a wonderful time there when I went two years ago. Also, I´ve always been interested in learning Spanish. I signed up for the program and waited eagerly to find out who my host would be. I felt like I was waiting to be adopted and in a sense I basically was. Eventually I got my host family (a jolly woman named Rosa) and before I knew it I was flying to Madrid, where I would then take a scenic five hour bus ride south to Granada.
Arriving in Granada was very surreal to me since I´ve been wanting to travel and live in a different country for years. The landscape of Granada is really beautiful since it´s a small city surrounded by mountains. I was really surprised by how many mountains there were, pictures I saw on the internet before coming really didn´t do it justice. What a change from Toronto!