Sunday, April 7, 2013
SEMANA SANTA: ANDALUCÍA
First we started out in the lovely Córdoba. It is a small city but has the wonderful Andalucían feel. There we saw the famous mezquita(mosque). It is full of history about how the Muslims and Christians battled over it.
The mezquita houses the mihrab, which looks like 3 archways, and has over 1600 kilos of gold mosaics!!
After one night in Córdoba, we made our way down to the capital of Andalucía, Sevilla! Here we were able to soak up a little sun, enjoy flamenco and watch the Easter processions go by.
Next on the tour, we met with Susete in Málaga. This is the city where Pablo Picasso was born so we made it a point to go to his museum and see some of his works in between trips to the beach. :)
Last, but definitely not least, we went to Granada! While we were checking into our hostel two of our friends Mike and Taryn walked in and it just so happened that they were staying in the room right next to us!! So, we were able to enjoy their company in Granada. While there I was able to show my friends all my old stomping grounds. And I even got a chance to visit my host parents, JuanMi and Elba! It was so great!!
I had a wonderful time being in the South with great people! It will always hold a special place in my heart. But after 10 days of travelling, it was nice to come back to my home: Madrid. :)