Hotel Villa Jerez
Travel Blogs from Jerez De La Frontera
One of my favorite things about traveling is that you get to meet so many new people. Some you will keep in touch with and some, unfortunately, you won´t. Which brings me to one of my least favorite things about traveling:meeting people that you know you won´t see again.
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... ever seen and hosts lots of cafes for fried fish and squid platters. Driving back up through Ubrique reminded me to always expect the unexpected. It seemed like yet another pueblo blanco, but an especially dull one, more like Taunton high street. However, restored by a beer, I noticed a few interesting looking people and enjoyed a happy half hour quietly sketching some of the most dynamic faces I've seen for ages! Its great to have the sketch book out again, and I enjoyed the ...
... total of 16 in the audience, so a very personal experience. Again, the men were the principal dancers, though the women did also dance. Both were supported by singers and the distinctive clapping that both maintains and changes the rhythm. While similar to our original experience, it was different but extremely powerful and emotive.
Unfortunately we arrived at the Royal Andalusian School ...
... steps and techniques accompanied with music. It was amazing to see the horses’ fancy footwork. At sunset, the elaborate strands of lights hanging above the fair lit up and underneath them the wine and beer started pouring as flamenco skirts swirled and music played.
The second day we changed our four o’clock train for a six o’clock one to have time enough to ...
... t suppose to but without pictures, Steve and I would not remember a thing! (That was a bit of a bummer at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, you can't take pictures of the horses within the covered ring as they work on their moves.) The town of Jerez de la Frontera is small and quiet. We found time to rest up a bit and just chill out. What a relief from the fast places of the larger ...
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