Ever since I decided to put down roots in Córdoba, a landlocked city of 330,000 in the Spanish region of Andalucía, people have been asking me why. Not why Spain - both Spaniards and tourists alike understand the appeal of the Spanish culture, landscape, and lifestyle - but why Córdoba. People are perplexed when I tell them that I chose Córdoba for neither study nor work but rather just because I wanted to live here. But why? the locals press. I’m not sure I have a good answer.