Traveling from Madrid to Córdoba was the only time we lost anything. We left our Spanish translator lying on our train seat. We were upset, but glad it took us six weeks to lose something!
We found our hotel and met the owner, who was very nice. He told us about breakfast and all the food they have and then he kept joking about having whiskey with breakfast, though it was in Spanish so we are not completely sure. He was funny. He told us that we could get tickets to see a very good flamenco show in town. We told him to get us tickets.
After meeting him, we crashed for a nap. But first we found some English television. It was Anna of the Indies with Elizabeth Taylor. She was a pirate and we watched the whole thing. English is so entertaining!
Then we walked around the Juderia (Jewish Quarter) and saw the Mezquita (mosque). Then we had dinner in Plaza de la Tendillas. We soon learned that all the food in Andalusia has eggs in or on it!
The next day we got up for breakfast, but we had no whiskey. We bought bus tickets for our Marbella trip and we tried to find an Internet place, but it was closed for the afternoon. We soon learned that nothing was open for another hour or so.
We had walked a very long way to the Internet place and the bus station and it was very hot, about 95ºF. So we stopped for some icy treats. There was nowhere to eat but in the hot sun on the hot black marble benches! We now understood why nothing was open – it was too hot to be working!
So we checked out the Lladro Porcelain Figurines. Then we were exhausted, so we did as the Spaniards, we took a nap. Then we ate dinner in the Juderia.
Then we went to see the flamenco show. We had front row seats! It was a highlight of our trip. It was very energetic and fun to watch.
The next day we visited the Sinagoga (synagogue) and the Mezquita (mosque). Then we took a nap and ate dinner in the Juderia.
Then we stumbled upon an outdoor festival where there was live singing and dancing. We had icy treats and cerveza (beer).
Then we went back to our hotel and packed up because we had to catch our 6:00 a.m. bus to Marbella.