As one of the few Norwegians who has not been in Spain, I decided to go there with some cheap tickets booked through finn.no. The search engine makes sure that there will be enough transfer time between the different flights, but in the search of the cheapest tickets, it sometimes picks departures that are far from each other. With a direct flight, the trip would take less than four hours. In my case, I had to travel for 14,5hrs.
When I got to Spain I went straight to the bus going to Granada, where I was going to meet a friend who I studied with in Costa Rica. He showed me around in the city and the castle Alhambra during the day and the nightlife in the evening.
On the third day we took another bus going to Sevilla, where he went skydiving, and we tried to meet up with another of the students from Costa Rica without having much success. In the city with around 700 000 inhabitants it was hard to find her, and I ended up going back to Màlaga where I will fly out from tomorrow.
For the time being here, I must say that it was not hard getting used to “siestas” between 12 and 2 every day and a temperature around 15 degrees even at the beginning of March. It will be harder to get used to the stressful life with work and internship and 4 degrees that are awaiting me in Bergen tomorrow.