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We arrived yesterday & promptly found the cheapest pension, which is fine. When I first started travelling, I knew that Lonely Planet would be the best bet for me. However, in the past two years or so I've started to reconsider, and now--well, I don't know that I'd buy another one. There has been a lot of criticism of LP in the past five years …
... note, the Alcazar de Los Reyes Cristianos is also where Columbus approached Ferdinand and Isabella about his dream expedition. In any event, the gardens were definitely a happy place. We spent the bulk of our hour at the castle inside the gardens, which were extremely pleasant, filled with blooming flowers and gurgling fountains.
We next wandered in the Juderia neighborhood next to the Alcazar, a jumble of lanes filled with ...
... busy playing spanish card games, updating my family, and learning the language. Ana just came into my room right as i was writing that clever sentence about the rain, and told me we are going to 8 o'clock(pm) mass. so i better go get ready for that.
oh, ana says hola. well, she said hi but i wanted to reinforce the idea that i do know more than one word in spanish. i know like, 12.
until next time,
... areas as World Heritage Sites in 1984. For the lovers of random trivia, Cordoba is one of only 11 cities in the world that has an actual antipodal city. Hamilton in NZ is geographically on the exact opposite side of the planet, which is unique because our landmasses are typically opposite an ocean...learn something new every day, eh? ;-) Out of interest (because I'm sure you're fascinated by now) Australia doesn't have ...
... It all turned out really lovely: for entree we were treated to 2 traditional Cordobian cold soups, Gazpacho and Salmonejo and then had pork chops and chicken with chips. Throughout the whole meal there was a melodramatic Spanish soapy on on a television and the old lady sat there peeling potatoes (for our chips). After bringing our meals out to us she dutifully went back to her peeling. 5.5 euros well spent.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPension Cibeles Córdoba
Not a bad place at all. Heat if you need it in the winter; very clean. The guy who works there speaks very, very clear Spanish. The roof patio was also pretty swell. Nothing special, but nice enough. And seriously cheap for this town, too.
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