) and meet some of their amazingly fun guys in their native habitat, so to speak.
I met Nate at the hostel (poor college grad here) I was staying at in Granada, an old city in southern Spain with gorgeous Islamic-influenced architecture and flamenco dancing in the gypsy caves that surround the center.
We started chatting on a tour of the city and then made plans the next day to get up early to go see the Alhambra, a Moorish palace complex that draws most of the tourists to the city.
The guys are some of the friendliest I've ever met, and they're incredibly social.
Making plans with them is easy, even if you've only been chatting with them for a while — they're always up for something!
Nate found out I hadn't yet had Granada tapas, and we were starving after a morning spent hiking in 104-degree heat, so he took me and two others from the hostel that had joined us on a tour of the city's tapas offerings, food which happens to be free when you order a drink (of any sort).