Never did I think I would be writing a traveling article about a small but charming village in the south of Spain. As someone who grew in a town in the south of Córdoba, my dreams always revolved around big cities in far far away countries… Corona changed that.
Until some weeks ago we weren’t able to leave our city, least of all leave our country. But luckily some of the restrictions were lifted and so we were able to visit nearby towns within Andalucía, which also opened the door for me to do some freelancing interpreter work in a village called El Poleo.
El Poleo belongs to the beautiful Priego de Córdoba, with a population of 28 people; it is characterized by its British residents who bring to the table an interesting cultural contrast for the Spanish locals who received them with open arms and a Spanish to English dictionary.
This cultural mix is shown in the way its picturesque white streets are decorated with typical flowers and plants from Córdoba and original figures made out of wire by Luci, a villager. The captivating aura is achieved by the efforts of the Neighborhood Association that works hard to keep the village clean and cozy.
However I hope that when you visit this endearing village, the lovely décor of its white houses and streets will not distract you from the breathtaking views of La Sierra de los Judíos which is covered by a luxurious emerald carpet of olive trees that could heal the most wounded soul.
An open heart is the only requirement to wander El Poleo and enjoy its hidden charms, now I will let you discover them on your own!
For more information please read the book Confessions of an English Alcalde based on this Village by Peter Such.
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