Heading to Andalusia,Cordoba

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Churros :D

In the morning,we wake up early because wanted to explore some more in centro of Madrid before heading to Cordoba,Andalusia. At first we wanted to see the Bullfighting in Madrid. Actuarlly our shedule was set up for this as it was held on the 27th in Madrid. Some people said that it's an inhumanely. I know that mean because it's not just a show,they will continue until bull die. We still wanted to see it at least once in our life as it also culture in Spain. But considering well,we don't have to see it NOW. So we go on if we still willing even listen from people how it is inhumanely but not. We changed to see just a bullring.

Enjoying churros at Madrid
Then we had time un expected.

Well,we found the Chototeria yesterday by chance. We needed checking there,sure! But in the morning we also needed the bakery which Vipin recommended us. It's just front of our hotel luckily. I went to there just get a cup of coffee and cup of tea for my daughter and chocolate mille-feuille croissant which Vipin's best recommendition. In the shop,it was crowded it seems like people eat quickly there and go to work. I tried like local do but takeaway to my room. Taste was very good! I regaret not buying it two for us. But I told myself "no... you wanna go to have churros later,right?"  "I know,I know..." It might be harder than bullfighting! 

We pack everything for traveling then left bags at living room. The chocoteria is close to the hotel.

A big bull!!! ;)
I proud booking this hotel as it easy to get everything closer. The smells of chocolate invited me the shop. I think I could be there even I close my eyes.  Luckily we got seats outside. Of course wanna enjoy atmosphere as well. I ordered two chocolate and churros had forgetten how many amount for one person in Europe. Oh well,we don't to be hurry up,take time to enjoy churros! But it was easy to finish so quickly! I never ever had such tasty churros,I mean chocolate! It was ritch taste but not remind sweet until last in my mouth. ummm...I love it so much!!

We visited Puerta de Sol,to say good bye for the statue of "The bear and the strawberry tree". That's so cute naming and the statue.

At afternoon,we went to the bus tarminal. ALSA is the common bus line in Spain I think.

At Cordoba
I made line at ALSA for Cordoba. When it's my turn,they said to cordoba is an another bus ticket booth. OK,we took a Socibus. The bus ticket was 18.10 euro each for one way. It's good deal I think. From Madrid to Cordoba takees 3 hours,we wait our bus coming. It was a little bit delay. We sit down at our seat number with exciting for the first bus trip in Spain!  I was like a kid,looking the landscap from the window all the way and take pictures sometimes. Do you know what I saw on the road most of time during traveling? It's the Olive trees. Everywhere!! It seems like continue forever,right side and left side. I remember that at the retaurants,they bring olives a lot,lot,lot... I sure need thoes trees in this country,even I buy olive oil from Spain in Japan.
Our dinner place in Cordoba
  The bus had rest on the way about 20min. We try to have coffee,juice but they don't understand English,also I don't understand Spanish at the shop. The lady who sit on at before us helped me with English.    

Well,we arrived at Cordoba around 17:30. It's still bright here. I needed use wifi for the hotel direction. Then went to the cafe to get wifi. Also need to get a map and bus schedule for Sevilla as I plan to make a day trip for Sevilla from Cordoba maybe tomorrow. The map,we had to go to the train station behind of bus station. I compared the train or bus ...I forgot why but I decided to take a bus. I think maybe the time schedule wasn't fit for us by the train.

Baked cheese...it similar my home town food,takoyaki!
Anyway need to put our luggages. No,my daughter has luggage but me I hold my backpack. From the station to the hotel took 30min by foots. But after we learn how to get there,it was like 20min.  Being close to the hotel,I felt that I'm walking in Kyoto which is old tradetional town in Japan. Yes,it's the same atmosphere. I love it very much also I felt how foreigner feels when they came to visit Kyoto in Japan.

We put our bags then start to explore the town. It being dark already but our hotel is just 1 min from the Mezquita. We check around the hotel.  Then found a lovely restaurant,yes my belly told me "It's time for dinner". We got the seats at outside...everywhere we choose outside. I like feel fresh air at abroad.  We ordered baked cheese and some kind of sausages. The waiter said good choice. OK,we are looking forward they bringing it on a table. Then we surprised because the baked cheese look like our typical local food Takoyaki!! They put cheese on a special plate with some holes. We cook Takoyaki same style pan!  The taste was very good also we liked sausage as well. We have 2 nights here in Cordoba,tomorrow we're going to Sevilla day trip. The hotel is pretty and cozy to stay. I like Cordoba very much!   

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Churros :D
Churros :D
Enjoying churros at Madrid
Enjoying churros at Madrid
A big bull!!! ;)
A big bull!!! ;)
At Cordoba
At Cordoba
Our dinner place in Cordoba
Our dinner place in Cordoba
Baked cheese...it similar my home …
Baked cheese...it similar my home…
Chocoteria
Chocoteria
Madrid
Madrid
The bear and the strawberry tree a…
The bear and the strawberry tree …
The bar and the strawberry tree an…
The bar and the strawberry tree a…
At Sol
At Sol
From madrid to Cordoba
From madrid to Cordoba
Cordoba
Cordoba
Cordoba
Cordoba
On the way to go to our hotel
On the way to go to our hotel
lovely tiny path
lovely tiny path
mezquita at night
mezquita at night
mezquita at night
mezquita at night
mezquita at night
mezquita at night
A cat in Cordoba
A cat in Cordoba
We asked to him take a pic,then he…
We asked to him take a pic,then h…
nice restaurant
nice restaurant
Dinner time
Dinner time
sausages
sausages
I liked it very much
I liked it very much
On the street @ Cordoba
On the street @ Cordoba
Cordoba
photo by: Pearl510