Cordoba, where the wheels fell off

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We took the train from Cadiz to Cordoba. We had a nice hotel in the city with such lovely staff and was a comfortable walk to the star attraction of the city, the Mesquita. A lot of tourists base themselves in Seville and make Cordoba a day trip. We really like the city and are glad to have stayed a couple of nights there.

While making the walk through the park to our hotel we realised the outer surface of my suitcase wheels were disintergrating. At some point the bag must have been dropped on it’s wheels to cause the cracks. In an effort to keep some of the outer portion attached, so as not to just be driving on the rims, Dental floss came to the rescue to hold things together. Later with the help of super-glue and a bike inner tube I made a patch-up job that worked until the last leg of our journey.

The 1st point of call was a coffee and Andrew’s new favourite – churros. These were probably Porras – but lets just go with a generic name of churros for all sweet fried churro-type things. While looking at photos I saw we also finished that day with an ice-cream, so it is lucky we were also doing copious amounts of walking most days!

The Mesquita was fascinating. Even though there a so many photos of it available seeing the impact of the building and decorations was still surprising in reality.

This was a town we enjoyed with a more laid-back feel and really nice people. There was great enjoyment and interest just walking the streets

We made a half-day trip out to an archeological site, Medina Azahara, about 20 minutes outside the city. We were the only non-Spanish speaking people on the bus. It was late-morning when we arrived so we chose to headed directly up to site, while the rest of the bus went to the museum. We decided it was better to do the walking in the hot sun as early as possible and returned to the museum last. It also meant for a large portion of our time out at the excavations there was almost no one else wandering around. The area was vast, with only a small portion excavated, it is on the World Heritage list.

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