City Tour of Cordoba

Monday was extremely different in the center of Cordoba, than the quiet Sunday.  Our hotel is on a walking street 25 de Mayo which intersects with another one, San Martin.  Both of these streets and the Plaza de San Martin were filled with people.  There are many shops, cafes and malls leading off with more shops.  It was a totally different city.  Jim was down in the street below our hotel while waiting on me and witnessed a police arrest of a thief.  He saw the man running, shoving people aside.  Two citizens got involved; first one man shoved him to the side and the second one kicked him in the stomach and he went down.  The police had been in pursuit and immediately took him into custody.  Jim was so impressed that he clapped and was joined by several other bystanders.  We have noticed that there are many police on the streets, on foot and it looks like they are doing their job.We spent most of our day walking on the streets, sitting in the Plaza and enjoyed a very good ice cream cone.  At 4:00 p.m. we took the City Tour Bus.  It is a double decker patterned after English buses and cost $9 USD for a 1.5 hour guided tour.  We saw most of the city .  The guide spoke in Spanish and English.  As with most tours that we have experienced, she told more in Spanish, than English, but we learned the names of churches, buildings, neighborhoods, etc.  We took many pictures; so it was hard to choose the best ones for the album.  I refuse to just put all of them on; especially since I want to label them!  Later we wandered the streets on our usual search for a restaurant that served decent food at 7:00 p.m.  The one we wanted didn’t open until 8:30; we’ll go there for lunch!  It is raining today, so we decided it was a good day to stay in and catch up on this web page and my journal.  Que le vaya bien, Cheryl and Jim

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