Today I wake up at 8.15, take a shower and go buy breakfast for us, while Rodri is still sleeping. I have two successful shopping dialogues, which makes me quite proud and I understand my students once more. Learning a new language can be difficult, but when you notice that you’re understood, it’s such a great feeling.
I wake up the sleepy head around 9.45 and while I enjoy the little patio of the house for 3 more hours, Rodrigo cannot help it but buy a new lens for his camera.
Unfortunately we have to leave our beautiful place for another hotel, where we arrive around 12.30. It’s located in the historical centre, so I’m afraid it’s going to be quite a rough night, with Semana Santa partly taking place in front of our window.
After some shopping, we explore the centre and visit all the touristic places. But not just! We randomly walk through some small streets and come across a photography exhibition. What a pleasant coincidence! Obviously, we love it.
Our route takes us to the street of flowers, the synagogue and to the stunning castle and gardens of the Alcazar. Again, here’s Córdoba in pictures (Rodrigo’s new lens is awesome, by the way):
Alcazar is definitely a must-see in Córdoba. Its beautiful gardens are not the only highlight; you also get a great view over the city and, if you’re lucky, you can see an Andalusian horse show from the highest tower of the castle (which you’d normally pay for).
In the evening, we just walk around without a specific goal to experience the local atmosphere. I’ve already fallen in love with Córdoba; its narrow streets, the hidden patios, beautiful flowers, charming little cafés and the Arabian architecture. In summer, Córdoba is apparently one of the hottest places in Andalucia and almost not endurable, but it is definitely one of the most picturesque places I’ve ever been to.