7 Jun, 2011 @ 22:18
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Our blogger Hannah bids farewell to Cordoba

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Karl Smallman

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