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... night by going back to the freshly made sweet shop and bought a few sweets, candy covered almond fresh made !! At my homestay, I meet up with a nice couple from near Cordoba and another couple from Galicia. They told me its long weekend here in Spain, so all the Spaniards like the American counterparts took advantage to travel around town, like LA people going to Vegas or San Diego for long holidays. So ...
... century. Absolutely amazing! We joined the locals at an open-air restaurant. I ordered chicken kebab and to this day, I still don’t know what was served in a cone-shaped dough holder – something resembling chicken stew. Oh, well, chicken kebab surprise!
We find that ordering food in Spain is a hit-and-miss affair. The exterior of a restaurant is nothing to go by, nor the number of people frequenting the place. Sometimes the fish (we decided all white fish ...
... the mosque.
We had a small lunch, explored the Jewish quarter, and wandered the shops. Because "holy week is very holy in Cordoba" there was to be a procession around the town where everyone dresses in very...interesting garb. Google (who knew Ms. Hill assigned homework for. Her blog too?) Semana Santa (holy week) processions and you'll see what I mean. These processions happen everyday, all over Spain this week and we are hoping to see some ...
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 ...
... Though the museum was very interesting, I was pretty much falling asleep by this point, so we headed back to our hotel for a much needed nap.
After resting up and cooling off, we headed to the Alcazar, a palace with beautiful gardens. Andrew was a huge fan of the light in one of the towers, so he spent a lot of time taking pictures (and grumbling about the people we had to wait for that kept coming in with fancy expensive cameras and taking ...