Hey, I am looking at spending a few days in the province of Cordoba. We're planning on arriving on a Thursday morning in the capital city, and then traveling to Alta Gracia and then La Cumbrecita. Does anyone have any information about timetables for buses to these places? Is there a bus that runs from La Cumbrecita to Cordoba City? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
I'm in the process of planning a 3 or 4-week trip to Argentina and am interested in attending a language school and living with hosts. I'm looking into the school option not simply to help my beginner-intermediate Spanish skills, but mostly because I have done the school thing twice in Spain (Seville), and I thought it was the best way to meet many people right away, have a place to live, learn the culture and know the place from more of an insider's standpoint.
In any case, I'm considering Cordoba as my #1 option because it's smaller than BsAs, yet still a good sized city. I so loved my experiences in Sevilla which has a population of only about 700,000 - I guess my starting point is comparing it to that size and seeing what info I can gather. That said, here are some questions:
1. Some say to skip Cordoba as it is very industrial, while others say not to miss it. What do people mean by "industrial" in Cordoba - that it's a whole city filled with smog and factories, or that there are simply areas like this? There's industrial stuff in every large city it seems, but for some reason Cordoba gets singled out for this.
2. I love side trips to see beautiful natural features of a place, but at the end of the day I want to come back to the city. I'm a museum/restaurant/music type of person as opposed to an outdoorsy/adventure traveler. I'm looking for enough cultural things like this in a place to keep me busy without being completely overwhelmed by traffic and tourists. With that in mind, is Cordoba a good choice for me?
3. Mendoza has been another thought I had, but I'm thinking it might be too small to spend a whole month in with the interests I have. Is this accurate? I love wine, but the only wine country I've been to is Napa and I was bored with it after a couple days. I hope I'm not offending anyone - it's very beautiful of course, but I didn't find much to do beyond touring vineyards.
4. I'm in my late 30s, so I'm a little less crazy than many foreign language school students. Of course I love an occasional drinking and dancing all-nighter, but I'm looking for single people that are perhaps closer to my age and/or with interests are a little more varied. Again, is Cordoba a good choice?
5. I'm not set on when I'm going yet - I would love to miss most of the cold weather, but also miss most of the tourists. Advice?
Any suggestions are so appreciated.
Does anyone know if there are any yoga studios or gyms in Cordoba? Are they plenty or rare?
Hello once again, Anyone out there have any useful links for conducting an internet search for apartments in Córdoba (city)?
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