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Saturday, October 28, 2017


Aloha Everyone,

According to The Guardian, the ongoing independence crisis in Catalonia had caused the number of international tourists to drop 20%. Córdoba has seen no change. The large number of visitors jostling for space to navigate the narrow cobblestoned streets within the medieval town is a bit overwhelming.

Córdoba was a one-time Roman city as well as a Moorish regional capital. This is a perfect place to learn about Spanish history, arts and culture through the Roman, Moorish and Reconquista periods.

Curious why some people were kissing the sculpture’s feet, I googled about Rabbi Moses ben Maimon. Better known as Maimonides, he was a medieval Sephardic Jewish philosopher born in Córdoba. He became one of the most prolific and influential Torah scholars of the Middle Ages.

One advantage of Córdoba is that its terrain is flat, thus this is a very walkable city. From our apartment, most places of interests are reachable within a 40 minutes walk. I am also happy to discover that there are many beautiful parks on our walking routes, including Prague Juan Carlos, located less than 2 minutes from our domicile. It is where I can do my daily speed walking.

Aloha -- Cathi