A long time ago, I took a trip through Andalusia, stopping dutifully at Sevilla, Cordoba, and Granada. But that was 20 years ago or so, and I have to admit to my memory being somewhat vague. As such, Josh and I nearly decided to give Cordoba a miss, and wow am I glad I came back. I had forgotten how lovely the old town is and how breathtaking the Cathedral. In addition, there is a fascinating Jewish history in evidence, making Cordoba an apt symbol of harmonious co-existence, even if it failed to live up to this image at many points in its history. We are even staying in the Maimonides Hotel (and how apt that we are at the start of the Jewish new year, no less :)). We will stay another day and wander the narrow winding streets, then head off to Granada.

From Cordoba