Casa de los Naranjos
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... hostel, to the restaurant, from the restaurant - and this was with the aid of a GPS. This was further complicated by the Easter procession of ornate floats, marching bands and cloaked figures blocking our way at every turn. That said, the procession certainly offered a sense of a Spanish Easter and was a highlight of the day for some. Tomorrow we ...
... packed up!
Sifting through our clothes and other belongings and figuring out what will go with us for the next 5-6 months was a challenge. It is AMAZING how much space your things take up when you start creating a pile of what you think is a minimum of clothes to bring, shoes, and other things needed for travel.
Imagine how tough it would be if you were given a large back pack and a day bag and told to pack for 6 months and everything had to fit ...
... amazing how well it was preserved over the nearly 2000 years of its existence! A stone's throw from the Mezquita is the Alcazar which is a palace with extensive gardens. Although much smaller than the Alhambra in Grenada, the gardens were just as impressive and reminded us of a desert version on the Butchart Gardens in Victoria. Besides being a residence for the various royalty that called Cordoba home, the building also served as a fortress and was even used ...
... just have to be nice and hope for the best in service. But hey, relax - you're in Spain!
Fun fact: The order of a meal was also developed in high society Córdoba, with appetizers being first and the sweet desserts coming last. Before this they just ate in any order they wanted.
Food for thought: If every city grew food bearing trees and plants that belonged to the people as well as provided economic benefit to the city, how would that change our environment?
There's no chance of getting lost today. All I have to do is follow the same road, the N-502. Although I'll have to do it for about 250 miles. There are other ways of getting from Avila to Cordoba, which would probably be much quicker, but this looks like it will be an interesting one, passing through a sparsely populated and perhaps little-visited area of Spain.
The weather has taken a turn for the better. It's much brighter and, at 14C, a bit warmer - by the end of the day it ...