Hello from a campsite in Córdoba!
Today we rode a mammoth 25km to reach our current spot. Despite having empty stomachs, the riding was pretty easy. The hilly roads gave way to flatter, steadier ones and we were able to make fantastic time. After the 170kms travelled yesterday, we were glad for a short ride!
After setting up in our new campsite we headed into the centre of the city, stomachs screaming for sustenance. We caught the bus, and darted for the first decent bar we saw. To stave the pangs, we had a pretty hearty triple decker toasted sandwich each, washed down yet again with our favourite drink.
Unfortunately this wasn’t enough. Albeit hearty, the sandwich just didn’t fill the cavernous gap created yesterday. We got seduced by one of Córdoba’s many Burger King’s and had another meal there.
Stomachs finally almost full, we decided that we had a city to see so walked off looking for interesting architecture.
It started slowly, but eventually we found some of the beautiful buildings the city is famous for.
After this, we stopped by the supermarket to pick up supplies before heading back to the campsite for a chilled out evening.
Just as we were finishing our food, I went off to check how my phone was doing. I’ll admit, I get so sick of waiting in toilets for it to charge via the shaving sockets that sometimes I use the electricity most people pay for when camping.
I unplugged my phone and said hi to what turned out to be a British couple out travelling Euope! We got chatting to Andrew and Val about where they’d been and where they were going.
They’re driving around in their car, the brilliantly named Aphrodite, seeing Europe and camping for 6 months! Aphrodite was covered in big stickers from places they’d seen. There were a lot of butterfly stickers dotted around too. When we asked them what they were for, they gave us one and asked us to write our names. People they’ve meet have been writing their names on a butterfly and sticking them on to Aphrodite!
We thought this was an awesome idea and have now got our very own butterfly sticker on the bonnet!
After drinking a warm, yet delicious Mojito, we bid each other goodnight and wished each other well for the rest of our adventures. Who knows, maybe we’ll bump into one another again sometime!
Tomorrow we’re aiming to do another epic ride to Seville, we’re not too bothered if we don’t make it the whole way there though. There we’ll take a day seeing what the city has to offer before making the final push towards Gibraltar!
Before I sign off though, I’d privately like to say that I think Matt 1’s gone mad.
He’s talking about getting a crazy haircut if we hit a running total of over £900 for Mustard Seed Communities before we reach Gibraltar. We’re getting close and I’ve got a sneaky suspicion you guys can make it happen. This is the hair cut he has in mind…
So yeah, if you want that to happen, please dig deep into your virtual pockets and donate! (link is on the menu above or just click here)
We’ll even video the atrocity while it is being created if you play your cards right!
On that note, I’ll bid you goodnight!