My husband and I are from South Carolina, but we are living in Grenada for a couple years while he attends medical school here at St. George's University.
We are actually living in a dorm room on campus, so in some ways, I feel like I'm back in college!
There are some lovely houses on the island, and I have many friends that live off-campus in a two bedroom home with a living room and a full kitchen. However, Ryan likes the convenience of being just a couple minutes' walk from classes and the library. And since we really are here for him, I'm happy to put up with some minor inconveniences along the way.
This is what I see each time I walk outside - can't complain about that!
The campus is located on the southern tip of the island, so there are views of the Caribbean Sea on both sides.
Grenada is located in the southeastern part of the Caribbean, just north of Venezuala. The island is only 133 square miles and has a population of about 100,000. Grenada is very mountainous, and has several breathtaking waterfalls. We hiked one of the mountains during our first couple weeks here last February.
For the outdoor-enthusiast, you will never tire of beautiful hiking trails, which offer a firsthand look at the gorgeous wildlife in Grenada.
The beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world. You'll find miles of white sand where you can relax. Or spend an afternoon snorkeling or scuba diving in the clear water.
Fresh produce and an abundance of spices are sold at the outdoor market in the capital city of St. George's.
I usually do most of my grocery shopping at the IGA just a few minutes from campus. The school provides buses to several locations in the area free of charge to students and faculty. And since we live on campus, we just ride the bus to the grocery store and the beach instead of buying a car. So that makes it interesting when I have to carry a week's worth of groceries on a tightly-packed bus by myself. Fortunately, Ryan usually comes with me. Most weeks I make several trips to the store because they never have everything in stock all at once. And meal planning is somewhat difficult, because you never know what you will be available on any given week. I've learned to adapt and be flexible, but it definitely makes me miss our large, fully-stocked grocery stores at home!
I'm so thankful to be living in such an amazing place for these two years!
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