Hotel Durval Puerta de Alcala
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... all passed through Cadiz and left their imprints.
We are out at about 5pm for our usual short walk around town, which takes us past the landmark Cathedral to the Atlantic coast walk, which gives us good views back to the golden dome of the cathedral and along the coast to the crowded Victoria Beach. We were here in 1976, and the Cathedral has not changed much at all since we took a photo here. We walk along the foreshore, checking out the fishermen on the ...
... architecture and some spectacular gothic cathedrals and went swimming at some of the beautiful beaches (I know, brilliant idea for a sick guy). On my last day in Mallorca I went diving at Port de Soller with Octo Pus dive center, Daniel Martin the course director on my Padi dive instructor course is a partner in this dive center and it was great to see Danny again. The dive was nice, the visibility was good and the water warm, but there was not a lot of life. Diving again ...
... with butter and jelly, an orange, and a cafe-con-leche (coffee with milk).
Dinner is always SUPER late. Usually between 9:30-10:30pm it is also usually light. Last night's dinner was a tortilla with eggs and potatoes, along with bread, peach yogurt, and a banana.
The reason why both of these meals are so light is because the biggest meal of the day is lunch, or as they say here "la comida del mediodía". Our lunches so far have been three course meals.
... time on my own. At times, traveling in a big group is a lot to
handle and im thankful for time alone. I think in my reflection time today I
also realized I have become more independent and reliant on myself, this whole
experience has been a good character builder. Im thankful that we figured out
all our Barcelona stuff yesterday, although it was a bit of an ordeal, others
were going through the process today and I feel happy that ours is all taken
... We would have had to pay for that, however, and there were dozens of free Rubens paintings to see--plus extensive works by Goya, El Greco, Velazquez, Titian, Bosch, Raphael, Tintoretto and Van Dyck. There was so much to take in, and our heads were spinning at the conclusion of our fast-paced two hours in the museum. We managed to see all of the highlighted masterpieces, however, as well as hundreds of other captivating works. By the time we got back to ...