Travel Blogs from Conil de la Frontera
... up the Mediterranean Sea and some lovely mountains which would have seen fierce fighting during the a Civil War. We trundled across La Mancha but the famous windmills that tormented Don Quiote were always on the wrong side for me to get a photo. Dramatic scenery saw us head on towards Cordoba and finally fields of sunflowers wilted as Seville drew nearer. I think it ...
I took a local train from Jerez to Cádiz on July 3rd and Natalia met me there on the 4th. It´s great traveling with Natalia for many reasons: she´s laid back and fun; she´s Spanish and because of this she has wifi all the time and can access google maps if we happen to get lost en route to the beach.
Although it is a small city, being an old city, it´s easy to get lost in Cádiz. That´s really the point. Most of these old cities were designed to confuse ...
The next day we traded cetaceans for horses. We drove to a stud farm (Yeguada de la Cartuja) to learn about Spain’s Carthusian horses. We had a tour of the farm and then watched a show where they demonstrated what the horses are like and what they can be trained to do. Among other things there were free running colts, a ‘cobra’ of mares, dressage, and a carriage race, but the very end of the show was my favourite. They brought ...
... who were then joined by their mothers. The mothers all ran around looking for their babies and as soon as each had found theirs, the babies started to nurse. Very, very cute.
While we were there I noticed a very American looking cowboy, pressed jeans, long sleeved western shirt, beautiful belt buckle and cowboy hat. I struck up a conversation. Alfonso Aguilar, a clinician and natural horseman, who gives clinics in Europe. He had lived ...
... the way out into the street. It looked to be about two hours long. We decided we could live without the boat.
Afterwards, we went to go see the town hall of Cadiz, and the cathedral. We wandered around the area for a little while trying to find a restaurant that Dad had found in the reviews, but couldn't locate anything. Instead, we sat down at a "tapas place" by the cathedral. It was clearly a very touristy restaurant. They charged ...
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