Travel Blogs from Jerez 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 ...
... taste some of these things (cooked expertly) before I will
brave buying them. So I bought what I knew, vegetables still sandy from the
ground, fresh eggs, honey with the comb, and olives from a back yard. The small
abuelas (grandmas) spoke no English, but what a connection there is when food
is the currency, and it is grown with care. The resulting lunch was just as
delicious as every moment spent gathering the ingredients. JOYFULL!
And then ...
... on each cheek and one email address. The funny thing about the class was that you were to wear white and have a thick white mat to practice on. I was wearing hot pink and black with a green matt and a tiny white towel. They welcomed me anyway. I think we were practicing Hatha yoga, but Iīm not sure. I didnīt care. It was so fun.
The couple Iīm staying with is really really nice. Itīs like Iīm visiting old friends that I havenīt seen in a while. They love having me stay in ...
... warm. It was really busy with locals, but unfortunately there was lots of seaweed so we weren't tempted to go for a swim, although that did not stop the locals.
We then walked into the old town, which had amazing city walls, and had an Arabic feel.
We had a very expensive beer in the centre of the city but didn't fancy any of the food so ended up with the takeaway pizza slice instead, which was perfect!
Next stop was the costa'
Katie and I travelled to Jerez by train and we staying at our flat in the San Miguel area. The flat was OK but there was a gigantic cockroach in the bathroom sink which made us somewhat nervous to use the facilities for a day or so. A zap with insecticide soon sorted that out. We had a couple of days before our friends arrived and so we spent the time shopping and ...