Cordoba Travel Blog› entry 24 of 36 › view all entries
cordoba is apparently famous because of its colonial architecture and also in that it has the largest medical school in south america further reminding me of the misery that i have left behind at home. i allow myself an evil chuckle as the girl sitting next to me in the internet cafe is furiously copying notes down about acute pulmonary embolism ha ha. more cocktails please.
unfortunately our stay here is again a bit functional. although it would be great to wander and chill for a few days we've realised that we are horrifically behind schedule and aren't going to make our flights home (from lima) if we don't get a move on.
having said that we did do a bit of soaking in the atmosphere drinking coffee in the pavement cafes. that was until a deluge of rain hit the town and we returned to the hotel quickly. oh yes and we've flashpacked here a bit spending an extra 2 pounds a night over our hostel budget. you know it's amazing what offers you can get on the internet. we stayed in a swanky (well compared to what we're used to - private bathroom, telly, concierge, etc) for about 15 quid each. considering that we've stayed in shared bathroom doubles in feral hostels for about 12 quid at a time i'm starting to wonder how much difference there is between booking into a youth hostel double room versus a hotel. especially since all the places on hostelbookers sounded feral.
anyway another overnighter and then salta beckons.