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Travel Blogs from Conil de la Frontera
... inhabited city on the
Iberian Peninsula. It served as the home port to the Spanish Navy. Cadiz won its
independence in 1812. They have a monument to the Spanish Parliament in a
square just off the port. This was all done in marble.
We got off the ship and just meandered up and down the
streets. They have wonderful little parks and plazas where you can sit and
marvel at the architecture. Cadiz is a mix of old and new. ...
... in 1264. Many towns in the area have "de la Frontera" in their name which implies that they were towns that were constantly occupied by different cultures, with fluctuating borders considered as the frontier or edge between the Moors and the Christians. For the two hundred years or so, that the Moors governed Jerez de la Frontera, they built strong infrastructure that we visited today - the defensive systems of walls, towers and ...
... light house. There were many folks heading to the lighthouse to watch the sunset but we weren't properly dressed to sit outside for long so we went home on the paved road and into town, easily finding our way home.
Here at our friend Judith's, there was British TV which was the first TV we'd seen in awhile. It was fun to see the differences of their versions of The Voice and commercials.
... of-date copy of the Sunday Times we’d discovered in a nearby shop. It was obvious that we’re not missing anything of great import back home!
In the afternoon we explored some more rocky coves just north of Roche, where the rock is composed entirely of pebbles and shells compressed together ...
... coast, to Barbate. If I had more time, I would have gone to Tarifa. There are not many people in between, minus one village.
The first couple hours of the trek took me along a deserted beach. It was a windy day, but warm- perfect for walking. Must have been ten foot waves the whole time. But what I really was paying attention to was right behind the beach- the abandoned fields just by the shoreline. Here you could see about two thousand years of military history. Small, unheard ...