Travel Blogs from Córdoba
On Wednesday we travelled onwards to Cordoba after a leisurely birthday breakfast for me. We were both feeling pretty run down after a few busy days in a row so we decided to have a quieter day. With this in mind we checked in at our new hotel, Hotel Oasis, and went straight down to the pool where we whiled away the afternoon. The hotel again was …
... 11th century B.C. to 218 B.D., when the Romans arrived. it was their influence that we saw in the mighty Roman bridge ("Puente Romano") that spans the Guadalquirir River (and we saw their awesome, still-in-use-today aquaduct yesterday at the Alhambra in Granada). But when the Roman empire fell in the 5th century (A.D.), the Visigoths tried to take over, but were soon conquered by the Moors, who invaded from North Africa. By the 8th century, ...
People have said i should write a book about my travels. it would be a good amount of work-I say-hammering over all my old blog entries and straining out the ****. What would be left i wonder? A personal account, a story of a journey, the-dare i say it-loss and regaining of my identity-**** in a strainer? haha.
I look forward to writing more, but i always say that and then never finish anything solid (yet). But i figure ...
The Hotel had a very nice pool where I got much better at my swimming and so did Iain. The town was very interesting, we found the riding school first then visited the cathedral inside the old mosque called the Mezquita. I loved the gardens with the water pools full of fishes and fountains and I would like a big garden when I am bigger with a big patch of ...
... nearby. I was much more excited about this than my parents, since I haven't had subway (or my favorite jalepenos) in ages.
After lunch, we went and bought some tickets to go see the ruins of Medina Azahara, which was the capital of Al-Analuz (Moorish Spain) in the 10th century. It was a separate town built specifically for the royalty of the time. It consisted of housing, a mosque, a castle, several administrative ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking