Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Friday, 18 February 2011
Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Monday, 31 January 2011
The entrance to the Cathedral is free but if you want to see more things you have to pay and you have to dress propriately because it is a place of pilgrimage.
THE MOSQUE-CATHEDRAL OF CORDOBA
The most beautiful building of Córdoba is The Mosque-Cathedral. It’s today a World Heritage Site.
We enter the Cathedral by the Puerta del Perdón, where we can see the rows of orange trees and palms. The Mosque stands surrounded by fountains and horseshoe arches. Inside we found a forest of 1,300 columns of marble, jasper and granite on which 365 two-coloured horseshoes arches are supported. The mihrab, a holy place, is a masterpiece of marble, stucco and brightly coloured Byzantine mosaics on gold, bronze, copper and silver.
Friday, 28 January 2011
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Subject: Visit to Spain
Date: January 26 2011
Thank you for your last e-mail. I’m very happy for your news. I’m looking forward to seeing you.
I’ll try to answer to all your questions. I think that the best month to come is May or June, because the weather isn’t very hot yet. If I were you, I would visit Barcelona, Valencia, Córdoba, Málaga, Sevilla, and Granada. If you take the train AVE from Madrid, you’ll get very quickly to all these cities. I would recommend more places but you only have three weeks.
When you arrive in Madrid I’ll take you to the most beautiful and interesting places in the city: the Royal Palace, the Prado Museum, the Retiro gardens, the Sun Gate, the Mayor Square and the part of the city called “Madrid de los Austrias”. This is a part of Madrid that I like very much.
In Madrid there are many hotels. Depending on the money that you want to spend I’ll recommend the best hotel to you.
I hope to hear from you soon.
Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
Tuesday, 18 January 2011
Monday, 17 January 2011
"The place where I live"
It's a beautiful city and it's great to walk around the old town. It's full of monuments, churches, museums, squares, fountains, small shops, bars and restaurants. There is a street called "Rúa do Villar" but it is known as the Hippie Street because the hippies sold things there before and now there are a lot of peddlers.
There weather here is very changeable, it's very different from others cities of Galicia. Autumn and winter are really wet, it rains a lot and it's cold. In spring it rains less but it's usually cloudy. And in summer, if you have good luck, you can enjoy two sunny months.
Santiago is famous for the Cathedral, the way of Santiago, the wine, the food and the popular festivals. Besides the Cathedral, one of the biggest tourist attractions is the famous "Paris-Dakar", (two bars which are on the "Rúa del Franco" (the Wine Street)), and you make the wine route starting in "Paris" and finishing in "Dakar". If you can do it probably you will have a big problem because you will get incredibly drunk. Santiago's Day is on 25th July, there are a lot of people in the streets, fireworks, attractions and everybody spends more money eating, drinking and playing in the fair.
But I think the worst and the best of the city are the tourists. The worst because it is a small town and it is very stressful to walk in the streets and the best because they employ many people. I like living here but not with so many people.
"I WOULD LIKE TO LIVE IN CÓRDOBA"
There are many outdoor bars and restaurants where the people go to eat, drink and sit in the sun. The food is wonderful. The typical food is “rabo de toro estofado” and “salmorejo”. All the people go “de tapas” (small plates of food) before lunch or dinner.
The winters are mild and the summers are very hot. The best season is spring because the temperature is mild and the whole town smells like flowers, especially orange. During this time there are many festivals: Easter, The May Crosses, The Patios, and Córdoba Fair at the end of May, which is similar to the better known Seville Fair with some differences; mainly that the Seville one is private, while the Cordoba one is not.
The people of Córdoba are very friendly. We all know each other because the city is small. Its atmosphere is calm and everything invites to tranquillity.
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
28001 Madrid (Spain)
8th January 2011
Dear Mrs Sander,
Thank you for your letter. I’m very happy because I’m going to stay with you next summer, and I sure I’ll spend many wonderful days there.
I’m arriving at Gatwick airport at six o'clock on July 11. I have a mobile phone and the number is 600459680. I’ll call you when I’m on the train.
I’m not a special person. I can eat or drink anything and yes, I smoke (I hope you don’t mind but if you mind I won’t smoke in the house). I prefer a single room. When the course is finished, I’m going to go back to Spain immediately because I have to return to work.
I’m looking forward to see you.