Tryp Cordoba Hotel
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... with its past—as troubling and complicated as it may be. From a kebab shop, I hear the Islamic call to prayer echoing from the television set… a reminder that, yes, once again Christians, Muslims, Jews—as well as other religions, live together peacefully in this great city. Each with a different interpretation of the events of the past, but each willing to put that behind and just focus on living in the 21st century. And now it’s time for me to start heading ...
... adorable, holding about six tables inside in the cool. Our table had a reserved sign on it and they gave us a bowl of the best olives I had ever eaten -- all grown in Cordoba. I would love to have bought some, but it was a big, big jar and no one wanted to carry it -- surprise! Do notice the most festive ever glasses of sangria!
Commonly used colloquial terms:
Tío/tía - Dude (literal translation: Uncle, Aunt)
Hombre - Man (casually used how we would say, "Hey man!")
Chicha - belly pouch (not offensive - literally means meat) - I learned this when meeting a group of female friends for the first time. One said to the other, "Oh look, you have a chicha now" and proceeded to grab and shake her friend's belly! It was Hilarious! I told her chichas were ...
... our hotel window!). During these two hours (before dinner), we saw many of the streets and buildings that we didn't get to see with the group, and we took a break to get some coffee and water, as well.
After a brief reception of wine and cheese in Fr. Joe's room, we were treated to dinner in the hotel, where we were served Gazpacho (a chilled soup of pureed tomatoes, garlic, and red peppers - yuk), followed by a delicious course of ...
... mosque built in 8th century. What fascinated me the most was how the Christian cathedral and chapels were incorporated within this mosque. It's amazing to see the Muslim arches along with Christian statues and crosses. This was because Cordoba was captured by Christians in 13th century and that they reconverted Mezquita as church from then on. I would like to say a big thank-you to whoever decided not to destroy this beautiful building! La Alhambra in Granada ...