Travel Blogs from Córdoba
A cloudy morning gave us extra energy to have a quick visit of the neighboring Alcázar de Los Reyos Cristianos (it was one of the few monuments open this Sunday). The more we saw of the ruins the more interesting it became and we ended up in the splendid gardens. Next stop on our program was the local hoho-bus; the tickets were easy to pay, but the bus difficult to find! After an hour of searching for it we were back at the selling- point and there we waited until ...
2200: watch tv/ read/ talk with family/shower/look out my window and people watch
2330: go to sleep
on weekends, we see th family or see sights. Every saturday, we have lunch at Pacos mothers condo, with Anas cousins and aunt and uncle. She's a great cook.
sundays we see the city, friends, or do whatever we want.
its really fun, and i am having a good time :) '
... is the home of the world's largest mosque. Begun around 600 AD, it was converted into a Catholic Cathedral in 1236, during the "reconquest." Today it has a strong Islamic feel, with a grand church in the middle.
The streets and walkways of Cordoba are rock mosaics. The are not comfortable to walk on but very interesting to look at. If I had one word to describe Cordoba it would be mosaic. It was hard to look anywhere and not see tile or stone ...
... middle of the structure, in the shape of a cross. It is impossible to capture the vastness and the intricate carvings and decorations of this building in photos.
As we travelled to Saville there were these large bulls on the side of the roads. They were oringinally used as adverts for a wine company. When Spain joined the EU part of the agreement was that no roadside advertising was allowed on the main highways. Because the bulls had become part ...
... clothing is to be donated to the local charity shop. It might be the weather or the fact that he has reached a certain age, but, Señor has acquired an impressive collection of bright, colourful and dazzling Hawaiian shirts. He decides that with much warmer weather to come, it's time to ditch his old shirts and jeans. A considerable pile of rags awaits Senora's charitable offering. "I want your honest opinion" Señora demands as she scans a collection of ...