Toledo and Trains

Sarah Marttunen

Jeff by the Palace in CordobaWe are now in Cordoba which is in the province Andalucia in the south of Spain. Yesterday we went and saw Toledo, an enchanting city. It dates back to the 12th century. It is full of winding stone streets and old old old buildings. The city is surrounded by an ancient wall and a river. It’s up on a hill, so looking for a hostel was a bit of a hike. We ended up staying in a pension (more like a guest house). We took a lot of great pictures, check it out! Our highlight was walking around the town getting lost in the streets and seeing all the medieval buildings. But we also saw a medieval cathedral that was breathtaking. I have never seen such intricate detail in a building before, all of the walls were carved, stainglass, chandeliers, etc. There were tombs of some of the cardinals and priests who were there, some almost 700 years old. Wow!

Tomorrow we head to Sevilla for a day trip followed by a day trip to Malaga. On Sunday we leave Cordoba for Granada, ending our first week in Spain!!

We are having fun figuring out the language… ordering food and buying train tickets has proven to be the most difficult so far. But we’re figuring things out. This morning on our way to Cordoba we took 25 min to go to the wrong train station, just to be turned around to the station where we had come from! We also just spent about an hour trying to tell the ticket seller that we wanted to do 2 day trips… hopefully we’re going where we want to go! (:


2 Responses to “Toledo and Trains”

  • Kari Says:

    Awesome pictures you two!! I am soooo jealous! Looks like you are having a great time. Great job on the pics!

  • betty Says:

    it’s so exciting to see your pictures! jeff i can’t believe you’re bald!
    the cities look amazing, what a blessing to be able to have this time together! sounds like you’re having a blast – enjoy the language barrier good times! and keep those pictures coming.

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