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DAY 17 - March 29, 2015
"Dare to travel on new paths." - Lailah Gifty Akita
DAY 18 & 19 - March 30 & 31, 2015
A very pivotal and historic city in the exploration of the New World and it is reflected in the buildings and the maze of lanes in the old city ...
... through the compact cruise terminal, picked up a map of the city and ventured out in to the streets of Cadiz. I had researched that official city walking tours are available (look for the orange t-shirts) every day. These are free and rely on tips at the end of the tour. As today’s tour was not scheduled to start until 1pm we decided to do our own walking tour. It’s much more entertaining making up your own facts and figures anyway. (something which, as you may ...
The ship docked at the port of Cadiz but we didn't see much since we had booked an 8 hour excursion to Seville. What a city! Clean and colorful, we will be back. We spent the morning touring the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe, Our Lady of the Sea.
The Cathedral includes the tomb of Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer financed by Ferdinand and Isabella in his discovery of ...
... and we walked in. When Robin said she was a flamenco student we got a royal tour.
We walked by more churches. Finally made it to the city museum. We went through the archeological portion. Then we sat in the plaza and ate some lunch.
We went back to the hotel for some much needed rest.
Back out to ...
... room for a minute, I headed downstairs to deck 1 to disembark to Cadiz. I picked up a map from an information booth set up just across the street. I wanted to shop and then to walk as far around the town (Cadiz is on a spit, surrounded by water on three sides) as I could manage. For shopping, my goals were: spend some of my Euro (!), buy a notebook (done!), a spray bottle to use to wet down my shirts to get rid of the wrinkles (done!), and to find a gift for Tammy (also, done!). ...