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Travel Blogs from Córdoba
A cloudy morning gave us extra energy to have a quick visit of the neighboring Alcázar de Los Reyos Cristianos (it was one of the few monuments open this Sunday). The more we saw of the ruins the more interesting it became and we ended up in the splendid gardens. Next stop on our program was the local hoho-bus; the tickets were easy to pay, but the bus difficult to find! After an hour of searching for it we were back at the selling- point and there we waited until ...
2200: watch tv/ read/ talk with family/shower/look out my window and people watch
2330: go to sleep
on weekends, we see th family or see sights. Every saturday, we have lunch at Pacos mothers condo, with Anas cousins and aunt and uncle. She's a great cook.
sundays we see the city, friends, or do whatever we want.
its really fun, and i am having a good time :) '
... is the home of the world's largest mosque. Begun around 600 AD, it was converted into a Catholic Cathedral in 1236, during the "reconquest." Today it has a strong Islamic feel, with a grand church in the middle.
The streets and walkways of Cordoba are rock mosaics. The are not comfortable to walk on but very interesting to look at. If I had one word to describe Cordoba it would be mosaic. It was hard to look anywhere and not see tile or stone ...
... middle of the structure, in the shape of a cross. It is impossible to capture the vastness and the intricate carvings and decorations of this building in photos.
As we travelled to Saville there were these large bulls on the side of the roads. They were oringinally used as adverts for a wine company. When Spain joined the EU part of the agreement was that no roadside advertising was allowed on the main highways. Because the bulls had become part ...
... Which of these makes my bum look big in them?". I can see anxiety lines appear on Senor's brow. This is a delicate situation; requiring tact and diplomacy, skills that Señor is not renowned for. "I think you look wonderful in all of them dear" he says, weakly, looking to me for advice and guidance, I close my eyes and pretend to be asleep. Señora will have none of it "You're just saying that - there is definitely one pair of trousers about which you have ...