It was my first time in Spain and I was with three Czech friends on a road trip. I let the type A friend plan everything because this is the YOLO point in my life, and luckily he made the right decision. Or maybe because the destination was too beautiful to care about the rough details (there was really none) of the trip that I felt elated. This is one of the three beautiful cities we visited in Andalucia, a sun-kissed region in the south of Spain. This was in spring season and we were already suffering the consequences of not bringing sunblock. This photo was taken from the high walls of the Alcazar de Los Reyes Cristianos; used to be home to some of the royalties of Spain. Outside the walls, it looks unbecoming and so it we were having second doubts but we saw how cheap the tickets were and since we still have time to kill, we went in and witnessed the eye-candy surprise of a well-trimmed opulent garden in the heart of this sandy-hued ancient city. It rivals the gardens of Alhambra and the Alcazar of Seville, both also emblems of the region to which Cordoba belongs. I was really surprised that I never did plan a return after six years considering that I loved this region of Spain so much. I should really bump it to the top of my list once the travel restrictions are lifted but I can only hope and reminisce for now.