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The Moorish Heritage of Andalusia
Submitted by ManjaB on 2007-09-10 07:53:02 (via www.off-the-beaten-track.net)
A bicycle trip in Andalusia, where the Moorish heritage is not only apparent in Córdoba or Granada, but also in the white villages with Moorish quarters and fortresses, scattered between countless olive groves and wild mountains with spectacular canyons.
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Submitted by pablo on 2007-09-11 09:31:29
I liked the article, because it gave some valuable highlights on the other undiscovered beauties of the Moorish Spain.
Did you happen to meet any other tourists on your way?
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2007-09-13 10:50:43
Yes, I did meet other tourists. Mainly Englismen. The "white village tour" is a quite populair fly-drive among people who want to see the backlands of the costa's. But there are only busloads of them in Ronda (only during the day), Granada and Cordoba. Most white villages on my trip only had a couple of small hotels or rooms for rent.
Submitted by pablo on 2007-09-14 07:41:28
All right. But do you know Spanish? Since I do, I haven't experienced any difficulties on my trips to Spain, but I know most of the other tourists usually complain about finding it difficult to deal with the locals.
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2007-09-14 08:18:55
I only know some "Phrase Book Spanish", so I know how to order a meal or a room for two. And I also have my arms and legs and a smile... so, never had any problems dealing with the locals. If tourist complain that not the whole world speaks English, I guess they better chose one of the English speaking countries as their destination or stay at the Costa's.
Submitted by pablo on 2007-09-14 09:21:20
I agree with you on that. After all, traveling is about challenges and you go to certain places to interact with different cultures, this is why I can't always understand people who stay locked in their hotels.
Anyway,I was just wondering why did you call that porch in Osuna "ridiculous looking"?
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Submitted by Anonymous on 2007-09-14 09:48:08
Well, that porch in Osuna is a bit like everything that's Baroque: it's very very Baroque. A bit overdone. Of course you can have another taste.
Submitted by pablo on 2007-09-17 09:13:59
At least, does it match with the general architectural style of the town? The buildings in the pictures don't look delapidated
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