Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Trip Recommendation : La Feria de Córdoba (Spain)
If you want to live the typical Spanish culture from the South with beautiful women in fashionable Spanish Flamenco dresses on nice Spanish horses with Flamenco music in the background surrounded by people of all ages having fun, dancing, drinking good and affordable Spanish wine, eating tapas in the known " casetas" ,all with free entrance (only a couple are private), you should go to my city in the last week of May (the Feria es every year around the same time). What are you waiting for? the closest airport is Málaga and then you can take a train for 15 euros and you will be in my city in one hour.
It´s high season in Córdoba so if you are thinking of going , you should book it all in advanced, if you are on a budget the youth hostel in Córdoba is very nice and centrical at the heart of the jewish quarter. There are many "hostales" around the same area with nice SPanish patios for an affordable price, too like the "hostal maestre". Once in Córdoba you can have excellent food for nice prices and you can go on foot to most of the tourist places. Don´t miss the "Mezquita" (unique and magnicifient!) and try out the best Spanish tortilla tapas for a bit more of an euro in the bar "Santos" just in front of the "mezquita". Take also into account that Córdoba is one of the hottest and sunniest cities in Spain, in May the temperature can be of 30 or 32 grades! so leave the umbrella at home and bring your sun glasses or shorts!
I´ll be there this year enjoying it in my Flamenco dress! For those of you who have not been to my city yet, May is the perfect time, we have parties all month long: Wine testing fair, "the Spanish patios fair" and the flower May crosses fair ! so pack your bags and go to the beautiful Andalucian city full of Arabic influence of : Córdoba