El Cordobes

Trip Start Aug 18, 2010
Trip End Sep 19, 2010

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Flag of Spain  , Andalusia,
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Well here we are in the town of some of the greatest bullfigters and after a little preliminary investigation I find out that there is no bull fights on in town this month. They were all on in May, I should have gone to the one in Segovia, ce la vie ( that's French ) .

I continue to perform my magic on the spanish language front and here is a phrase for all you buddding spanish linguists out there. You remember the song that goes ke se ra se ra whatever will be will be, may have been a julie andrews number, well all you have to use is the ke se ra  se ra bit. The next bit is pretty easy to remember if you think of David/Richard Attenborough documentaries where he is always mentioning the animals habitat, you just put a spanish twist on it, habitation. Then all you do when you get to the place you want to stay is put it all together and you have

ke se ra se ra - habitation - double and hey presto they are asking you how many nights and all that sort of stuff whereby I revert back to my English and ask them if they actually thought I was Spanish to which they laugh and give the best service possible. In the mean time Chia generally stands back watching a little distainfully at me murdering Spanish and if needed will chime in with the correct pronounciation making me look like the fraud I am.

We stayed a couple of nights in Cordobes and pretty much the big ticket item on the tourist front was the the Mosquita or the Mosque that was converted into a church by the Catholics, presumably as the ultimate insult to the Moslims who created the mosque. The other thing we had to do is get a present for Chia to take to her friends wedding, which we were able to ask a somellier at a restaurant where we could get a hold of half a dozen bottles of Spanish champagne from.    

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