By the end of November, I went to a winter school in the Canary Islands, in Tenerife specifically. The subject was the formation and evolution of galaxy clusters. Those who are always following my work on social media know that I am obsessed with these objects. I must tell you that it was a fantastic experience.
We learned a lot about clusters with the lectures (by the way, Nina, who is my supervisor, was a lecturer), I met a lot of friendly young scientists that are researching around the world. I also met old friends that I met in past conferences or random situations.
We went to Teide Observatory during school, and we had a guided visit there (you can see some pictures below). The "vibe" of the school was unique. We were learning a lot, and at the same time, we were having fun meeting new people and new places.
We also visited random places across the island, and I'm in love with Tenerife! The school was in La Laguna, but we also visited other cities. In the South, there are lovely beaches and wonderful places. The public transport on the island was excellent and the food... OMG, the food was AMAZING! Everything I tried I liked, Spanish food is absurdly good. You can see some pictures of "random places" below.
I also had the opportunity to talk to others about my work. If you want to know more about it, click here to check my paper.
In general, the travel to Tenerife was excellent: I learned a lot about galaxy clusters, made new friends, went to beautiful places, had sunny days and nice food. I could not ask for more!