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Andalucía Tour 2005 (2)

For part 1 click here Córdoba After just 24 hours in Granada, we were back on the road again, driving north, in the darkness, on surprisingly good Spanish motorways, to our next destination: Córdoba. Seat of the old Caliphate of Córdoba, the city is home to the world-famous Mezquita, which was high on my list of “architectural wonders I want…

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Andalucía Tour 2005 (1)

Early in 2005, my old schoolfriend Taz and I started talking about returning to Spain. He was deep into learning the Castilian language to an impressively high standard, and wanted to try out his newfound linguistic skills on the natives. While my own knowledge of Spanish was still pretty limited, I was hugely keen to explore the Moorish history of…

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Barcelona 2002

My first real holiday abroad as an adult was to Barcelona with a couple of school friends, to celebrate our early forays into gainful employment. As lowly members of the London workforce we were just about able to stretch to some budget flights and a shared triple room in a dingy two-star hotel off the famous Las Ramblas. This was…

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