We arrived in Cordoba well rested after our 10 hour bus journey from Salta. The bus was the best I've seen with little pods just like in business class on long haul flights and the seats went almost completely flat and were wider than most. The food was good to so all in all we had a good journey.
Cordoba is Argentina's second city so is pretty large. This is probably the only reason we decided to go there, that and the fact it breaks up the long journey to Buenos Aires.
We checked into a really cool little hostel which was really busy and had a great atmosphere. The hostel was also holding a bbq in the evening which is always a great way to meet new people. The bbq is cheap and pretty much involved all you can eat meat and salad and all you can drink Argentinian red wine. Needless to say Adam had too much red wine!
Whilst he was going to bed everyone else wasn't even beginning to get started. We quickly learned that in Cordoba no one eats before 10pm (even on a week day). They don't have dessert until midnight and then they get ready to party at about 1am at the weekends. Funnily enough the shops and museums were shut pretty much most of the time we stayed there.
We spent a couple of days wondering the streets and markets. We had hoped to visit a local museum which was an old detention centre from the dirty war…but it was shut!
On our final evening there we walked to a local market held every weekend where local's crafts people display their wares. The market is so busy and popular that there is limited space (although it was quite large) and the people who want to display there have to pass some kind of talent contest. One guy made us a little mini bicycle each out of pink and blue wire. It took him literally seconds to make each one and the detail was fantastic.
There were several things to do in the area such as visiting local canyons and seeing the condors but we had done all of this before so all in all Cordoba was pretty unexciting as well.