Cordoba and Seville
Trip Start Oct 03, 2009
34Trip End Mar 31, 2010
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Having a car in Spain has been really convenient, but once you hit major cities things change. - there are a myriad of one way streets, pedestrian walk ways with no car access and tight tiny roads. Cordoba didn’t prove to be any different. We didn’t have any accommodation booked, so after driving around furiously for half an hour running in and out of pensions we settled on one in the city centre that seemed promising. As soon as we had signed on the dotted line the owner of the place seemed to have a personality change or missed his anger management class for that day. Pointing vigorously at a Spanish sign on the wall when we asked for the remote to the tv saying it was easy enough to read even if we don’t speak Spanish. Rude, but I have seen ruder so it didn’t bother me too much
Cordoba itself was pretty nice, we also spent 2 nights here, worth a visit I think. It’s got the Mosqito which is a stunning church that used to be a mosque, and looms over the old part of town. A nice thing about this city is the streets are lined with orange trees - really fruitful ones too, adds a nice touch gives the sense that there is an abundance of food and life for the people here (my 2 cents). Good food, nice town, beautiful churches - we decide to head to Morocco early - the idea of being scrubbed raw in a hamman, fighting with vendors in the souks and lapping it up in the riads is too much to bear and we are ready for a new challenge (famous last words I’m sure).
Flash in the pan visit to Seville and she’s angry. It rains the whole time we are there and we spend most of the time soaked through to the bone. Plus side - it’s a beautiful city and the place we are staying is really nice. Contemplate the idea of staying here a few days just to sleep, but Morocco calls. We book our bus ticket to Algeciras and look up the time table for the ferry to Tangier (no luck booking on-line) and hope for the best when we hit the ground!