One's destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things. -Henry Miller


I made this lofty goal that I would visit all of the provinces of Andalusia during my stay in Spain. There are eight: Granada, Sevilla, Cadiz, Huelva, Malaga, Almeria, Cordoba, and Jaen. I have been to Granada (obvi) Sevilla, Cadiz, Malaga, Almeria, and now, I can check Cordoba off the list. Woo hoo!

Not that there aren’t things to appreciate in each place, but now that I am getting to the end of this list, it’s getting a bit stale. I was concerned that Cordoba was going to look like a carbon copy of the 5 other places…similar cathedral, some sort of arab bath ruins, same well-maintained square garden. However, I was quite surprised by the beautiful Mezquita that is in this city. It felt like something new! Halleluia!

I took this short weekend excursion with my friend, Peter, and stayed with his wonderful friends there. It was such a warm welcome that I completely forgot that I didn’t know these people. We all went out to lunch on a beautiful 65 degree day and sat in the sunshine. We had MEXICAN for dinner (which was sub-par compared to the U.S.’s worst Mexican restaurant…but still good for Spanish Mexican standards), and spend the following day hitting the highlights before catching the bus back to town.

Peter and Allie playing in the fountain

Inside the Mezquita

More of the Mezquita

Peter and Joey

Joey took this one of Peter and I.

Overall, a great weekend getaway! Next weekend, I’m headed to Santiago de Compostela, a place in nothern Spain that I’ve been dying to visit. Can’t wait to tell you all about it!



3 responses

  1. P.P.S. Peter looks kinda sexy, can you date him? He can’t read English, right?

    February 2, 2011 at 11:56 pm

  2. Hi! I just got back from a cruise to Marocco and Spain and we stopped in Cadiz and Cartagena! I loved Cadiz! We went on a sunday so it was kind of empty but I loved it’s size and beauty.

    This semester I would love to come and visit, so hopefully we can get together! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 😀

    February 5, 2011 at 11:06 am

  3. Hey! That was a great weekend! We’ll have to have a round 2 somewhere. I’m looking to go to La Antilla (Huelva) once it warms up. Let’s make moves.

    February 8, 2011 at 9:52 am

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