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... br> rather than Jerez my base for three days in the region.
Some of what Jerez is known for like the vineyards, stud
farms, and bull ranches are obviously outside the city, but many of the sherry
bodegas are actually quite close to the center rather than amongst the
vineyards. Bodega Gonzalez-Byass was recommended to me by a lady in the
regional tourist office in Cadiz as being one of the best known, the producer
of Tio Pepe (the most popular fino sherry in Spain), ...
... so many people eat late because they donīt want to eat when itīs light out. I actually had to excuse myself early from dinner one night at midnight because I had had such a long day. Although lunch was around 2:00, there were still cafés open between meals, so I was good if I lost track of time or if I needed to eat earlier.
In Jerez, however, they follow their schedule to a T. Places close from 2:00 or 3:00 until 8:30, when they reopen for dinner. Letīs say you arrive here ...
... they didn't open till 830pm! It was going to be a late night!!
After wandering through the old town and past the cathedral, we decided to get some dinner and picked a place that was completely empty (which is not normally one of Tony's rules "must not be empty and must not sit on garden furniture"! Despite this bad omen and overlooking the entrance to the hospital, the food was lovely - Nic had Andalusian chicken which had Moroccan flavours and ...
... to see the famous horses, only to find that by mistake ( my misunderstanding of the meaning of 'exhibitiones') I have bought tickets to the 'horse ballet' - which only takes place on certain days. Deciding that since fate has guided us there, we give up on the bodega idea, and after a short wander around the city, we return at 12.00pm for the show.
Here is a link to a short video, which will give some idea of what we ...
... ruins, and poppy fields. Poppies seem to basically mean nothing has been planted there in a while and weeds are growing because I rarely saw many poppies in developed fields, but often did in the yards of ruined farmhouses or fields that didn't seem to be growing much other than regular grass and a grazing horse. Also ubiquitous were little yellow flowers. We crossed over several aqueducts and bridges.
There was a rest stop with soda machines, as well as ...