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Old January 5th, 2012, 12:16 AM   #41
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Different countries have different ways of having fun including clubbing, why cant he also post the Spanish experience?

Clubbing in Africa or Saudi Arabia may not be the same as in Spain or Europe in general. I cant see the problem of showing us those photos too.
Except Marrakech!

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Old January 5th, 2012, 11:27 AM   #42
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Day 4 we drove to Granada to have fun in the snow. There aren't many urban pics in this set (20 pics) since we spent the whole day in the snow as it was our first time. At the end we went to a touristic ski village (7-10 storey buildings in a mountain? Very odd for me lol)



82. Highway towards Granada



83. Hills in the countryside



84. Hills with olive trees



85. Rocky escarpment



86. Sierra Nevada in the distance



87. Sierra Nevada



88. Touristic ski village



89. Schnee!!



90. Snowy Sierra with a sports field



91. Me with a beer



92. Sleigh slope



93. Pristine air and snow



94. Odd light diffraction pattern (sundog?)



95. Sunset in the Nevada



96. Sunset



97. Center of the village



98. Centro



99. Village at night (excuse the blur)



100. Village with the moon



And that concludes day 4. Stay tuned for day 5 where we will be visiting the beautiful city of Cordoba
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Old January 5th, 2012, 11:37 AM   #43
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Thanks for all your replies guys, I really appreciate it

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Great trip Johan. It's amazing how many imposing buildings the small spanish cities can have.
It amazed me too! Their cities are super dense, especially when compared to our cities.

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Different countries have different ways of having fun including clubbing, why cant he also post the Spanish experience?

Clubbing in Africa or Saudi Arabia may not be the same as in Spain or Europe in general. I cant see the problem of showing us those photos too.
Clubbing isn't my scene, we rather went to bars. Besides, we were like two days in each city. We tried to do as much sightseeing as possible and two days aren't really enough to find out all the best clubs.

I'll post some hookah pics if it makes you happy

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Barca is boat in Spanish. The football team is Barça with Ç, and you pronounce "Barsa".

In Spain there are cheap restaurants (5-7€ per person for a full meal with drink ans dessert), middle class restaurants (8-15€ per person for a full meal with drink ans dessert), pricey restaurants (16-30€) and more...

Buses and planes tickets are cheap but train tickets are expensive, mainly AVE (high speed train) tickets.
We pronounce the c as an s

We saw that Menu del dia was really cheap, but it was quite limiting. I'm not saying food in Spain is unaffordable, just that it is a great deal more expensive than what we are used to in SA. For example a steak costs EUR 7-9 in SA while we didn't see steaks for under EUR15 anywhere. I'm not saying there aren't any, just that we didn't find any

We went with a Renfe train form Madrid to Jaen since my friend's father said it was the cheapest method (EUR31) yet I saw bus tickets to Jaen for EUR 15
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Old January 5th, 2012, 11:43 AM   #44
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Very nice pics Jojo.

Spain, mi amor, I'm coming in July!
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Old January 5th, 2012, 11:45 AM   #45
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We went with a Renfe train form Madrid to Jaen since my friend's father said it was the cheapest method (EUR31) yet I saw bus tickets to Jaen for EUR 15
When your a tourist, buses are better IMO, you can see people on the roads, in the cities...! the trains are boring for tourism!
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Old January 5th, 2012, 06:51 PM   #46
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Clubbing isn't my scene, we rather went to bars. Besides, we were like two days in each city. We tried to do as much sightseeing as possible and two days aren't really enough to find out all the best clubs.

I'll post some hookah pics if it makes you happy




Never mind.Everybody has his/her own way of having fun. Clubbing isnt just your scene, like you said.

You should have said that from the beginning instead of "you are desperate to show the world how "cool" you are".

Dont post photos of Spanish hookers, there are tons of them on the internet already.
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Old January 5th, 2012, 06:53 PM   #47
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It seems they are unique like the Jews.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 12:24 PM   #48
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Day 5 we took a bus to Cordoba. This was the first time we parted from our host family, but at least the guy could help us to buy the bus tickets. To Sevilla and back to Granada we had to do it on our own with limited Spanish. It was a pleasant drive though and we arrived in Cordoba in the afternoon. After checking in we walked around a little. It's really an amazing little city with all the attractions centrally located. The Moorish influence is also quite striking.

(excuse the quality of the first two pics, we were in a bus)



101. Small village en route to Cordoba



102. Village in the front, olive tree hills in the back



103. Village on the banks of the Guadalquivir



104. Small village again



105. Our first pictures of Cordoba, inside the Mezquita courtyard



106. Mezquita courtyard with the bell tower



107. Cozy Arabic teteria, we drank tea and smoked hookah here



108. Cordoban street



109. A church (as you know by now, I'm horrible with names lol)



110. A dance school



111. Street with a domed church



112. Street toward Plaza de las Tendillas



113. Plaza de las Tendillas



114. Statue of El Gran Capita



115. Fountains at the plaza
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Old January 6th, 2012, 12:41 PM   #49
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116. Street in Cordoba



117. Street with orange trees



118. Cordoba



119. Another street



120. Small plaza in a dodgy area lol



121. Narrow street



122. Typical flowers on the balcony



123. Another plaza



124. Horse cart in a street



125. Euro capital of culture 2016 nominee (I hope you win )



126. White buildings



127. Rio Guadalquivir from a bridge



128. La Mezquita from the other side of the river



129. La Mezquita again
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130. La Mezquita with trees in front



131. Rio Guadalquivir



132. Calahorra tower (From the 12th century?)



133. Birds flying



134. Guadalquivir with the Roman Bridge



135. Old Spanish wind/watermill



136. La Mezquita and bridge



137. On the Roman Bridge



138. Puente de Miralflores (bridge)



139. Roman bridge



140. Arco del Triunfo



141. Angel statue



142. Arabic buildings



143. Back side of the La Mezquita



144. Angel statue
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Old January 6th, 2012, 02:34 PM   #51
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Nice updates Johan, I've never been to Cordoba , the Mezquita looks very impressive!
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Nice updates Johan, I've never been to Cordoba , the Mezquita looks very impressive!
Thanks! It's a really nice city. My friend said it was her favourite. Mine was Sevilla, but Cordoba was also amazing in its own right, I'd definitely recommend visiting it
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You guys need to visit the original versions of these cities, Fez and Marrakech.
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I'm hoping to be in Marrakech later this year..
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I'm hoping to be in Marrakech later this year..
Welcome. It's not as developed as the european cities but it's more authentic.
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Beautifull pics. Hope you to have fun in Spain.

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You guys need to visit the original versions of these cities, Fez and Marrakech.
Really original? Weren't they mainly built at the shame time? In fact some typical architectural elements of the common style come from the visigotic style. Probably the horseshoe arch may be the best example.
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Really original? Weren't they mainly built at the shame time? In fact some typical architectural elements of the common style come from the visigotic style. Probably the horseshoe arch may be the best example.
Authenticity = the culture, the smells, the call to payer, the people, the islamic lifestyle...

Andalusia has the architecture but if you really like the Andalusian cities, you should visit Morocco's imperial cities especially Fez and Marrakech.
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Great pics from Spain. Unfortunately I couldn't go to Andalucía.
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Authenticity = the culture, the smells, the call to payer, the people, the islamic lifestyle...

Andalusia has the architecture but if you really like the Andalusian cities, you should visit Morocco's imperial cities especially Fez and Marrakech.
Ok, whith the authenticity completly agree with you.
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Old January 7th, 2012, 07:09 AM   #60
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You guys need to visit the original versions of these cities, Fez and Marrakech.
No offence, but Cordoba (founded by the Romans) is quite older than Marrakech or Fez. Even the emiral and califal buildings are (9th century for Cordoba against the 11th century buildings for these Morrocan cities) So...what´s the original version? Maybe the special thing about Andalusia is the perfect mixture and legacy in almost everything between Christianism and Islam, Europe and Africa, West and East...two different worlds...on one unique soil (and soul)

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