AC Hotel Cordoba by Marriott
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Well, we thought Madrid was dry, but the countryside around Cordoba in the South of a Spain is very reminiscent of the Mallee, except that it's more hilly. Cordoba was at one stage the capital of Andalusia though that title now appears to belong to it's bigger neighbour Seville. Our hotel was between the river and the Mezquita, which is the ancient mosque converted to a cathedral following the ...
... to find the place where John had made a reservation for lunch. The address on the internet was wrong and we kept asked people if they knew it -- to no avail. It turns out that John had said that it was Taberna Loque when it was Luque. Finally, I asked a very nice woman in a little hotel to look it up on the internet and it asked "did we mean Taberna Luque". Go Google. The ...
... women, because I have one too.
Guapo/guapa - beautiful/cute - used so frequently that the lady at the store register will call you guapo/guapa.
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Fun fact: Spaniards don't tip, not even a few cents! On the other side the the tortilla, don't expect stellar customer service in Spain either. And, you can't tip to make it ...
... are even more inaccessible from here than they were from the north.
There's an interesting break at the village of Ramacastanas, where all the traffic is held for over 10 minutes to allow a huge herd of cows to cross the main road, supervised by a team of horsemen in dayglo jackets. There seems to be quite a lot of cattle farming round here, but not so much in the way of crops. The scenery is now gently rolling, never flat, but not exactly mountainous either.
... inside the huge mosque area. The two are intertwined but not in a particularly harmonious way. Still, at least they didn't knock down the mosque first. The palace is also famous for being the start of the spanish inquisition. (you didn't expect that. But no one expects the Spanish inquisition.) The tower was the base for these operations for some 500 years. We went ...
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