MY time here in Andalucía is coming to an end and I am truly grateful for the months I’ve spent here.
I have learned a lot of Spanish – although I doubt anyone from other Spanish-speaking countries could understand my corrupted Andalucían version of Spanish – and have incredible memories to look back on.
I’m partial to lists, so, in no particular order, here’s a list of my five favorite things about Córdoba:
- Small, rural towns. Zuheros, Cabra, Carcabuey, Priego de Córdoba and Montilla all have a certain something that makes them unique and it’s worth going off the beaten path to check them out – be it cherries, architecture or fine wine.
- La Mezquita, the Jewish neighborhood and the archeological museum of Córdoba. This capital city is full of rich history and monuments like La Mezquita can’t be found anywhere else in the world.
- The weather. Being raised in a cold, snowy climate, then living in a hot, humid region has made me appreciate the warm, dry climate that is so wonderfully Andalucían almost all year round.
- Regional public transportation. Living in Córdoba gave me the opportunity to see many other cities in Andalucía in a matter of hours even though I didn’t have a car.
- The food. Flamenquines, salmorejo, tortilla de patata, lomo de orzo and gambas al ajillo. Need I continue?
And, obviously, the kindness of Andalucían people made this whole experience better than I could have imagined.
Thank you for reading my blog and I hope you are able to enjoy the charm of Southern Spain as much as I have.