Unbearable heat for most
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Comfortable shoes
Miscellaneous: I was in Spain from Mid-May to the begining of June and it was still fairly hot. When deciding to walk around do not forget to at least bring a bottle of water. It will come in handy. There are plenty of shops and vendors to buy from. It is a must.
- Family Travel
Luggage and bags: light backpack for strolling around Town
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: good shoes, you are a lot on ya feet
Miscellaneous: suncream, buy in Spain anyway...lots of it otherwise, there is nothing I can think of..leave some room in ya Luggage for all the fine things ya will see and maybe buy..like this fabulous pottery!!
- Road Trip
- Arts and Culture
Take a coat with you
Luggage and bags: You don't need to take much with you...Cordoba is a place for short stay.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: A light jacket is useful when you feel the sudden change of temperature once you enter the Mezquitta!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Wet tissue and some refreshing towels....I found there were lots of mosquitoes near the river!
Photo Equipment: It is not easy to take nice photos in Mezquitta - take a digital camera plus a film camera if possible (to test the outcome with digital photo).
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: DO plan your wardrobe in such a way that you'll have no problem mixing and matching your outfits and it should bring you from day to night. Actually, (if you ask me) you really DON'T NEED to pack too many clothings because dresses/ clothes are pretty INEXPENSIVE here in Spain! Yes, you heard me correctly . Go there with a half-filled luggage and you WON'T be disappointed. If you choose to go in October, better still. It's SALE time in Spain! Ole!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: DON'T forget to transfer your precious Clarifying toners and astringent, foaming cleanser, Advanced Night Repair/ Vibrant night creams et al into small plastic containers - to save luggage space.
Photo Equipment: I ALWAYS, ALWAYS bring along at least 2 camaras with me... just in case one breaks down. My friends used to laugh at me.... until their one and only camera broke down. Then when they had to RELY SOLELY on me and my amateurish photographic skills, they somehow stopped laughing. Yes, immediately. Serve them right! :-))
Miscellaneous: DON'T forget to bring along your much-treasured ATM card to withdraw cash. Yes, no need to rush to the money-changers to change all your currencies into Spanish Pesetas before your trip.
And DON'T use your Visa or Mastercard to withdraw cash. This is considered a CASH ADVANCE and you'd be slapped with a HEFTY fee whereas if you were to use YOUR own ATM card, you will NOT be charged for any fees. In fact, you WILL benefit and enjoy from the low interbank exchange rates. Trust me (I used to work for an American bank).
Just ensure that you adhere to the following steps:
(1) Flip to the back of your local ATM card, do you see the logos 'Cirrus', 'Plus', 'The Exchange', 'Star' etc on it?
(2) If the answer is 'yes', then you have absolutely nothing to worry about!
(3) Why? Because you can withdraw cash from any ATM machines in U.S.A., no matter how obscure the town you're at is.
(4) If you use this method, you'd also save alot from the interbank exchange rates. Money changers will charge you much, much more compared to a bank.
I've been using this method countless of times before and so far, no ATM machines in this world have failed me. Yet. Yes, even at the remotest village in Africa or China! Have a great trip!
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