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Travel Blogs from Conil de la Frontera
... br> streets are narrow and wind through the town. The things I like about these old
European cities are the rows of apartments with their wonderful balconies. They
have beautiful wrought iron railings and will have flowers, herbs or laundry
drying in the air. This is life in the city. People are out working or walking
just living their life. You can see people shopping for groceries, having a
drink in the plaza, talking on ...
... that have been preserved for future generations to enjoy, and like us, learn about our "ancient history".
We decided to take a different route home to Mijas, rather than the major highway we'd followed along the coast earlier in the day. First of all, we saw acres and acres of agricultural land, planted with grain and corn, herds of cows and goats and sheep. We were so surprised because up to now, all we've experienced in Spain ...
... and buildings were fabulous!! We drove down "Avenue of the Americas" and saw the park where they had the exhibition of 1929 and some of the countries pavilions. We saw the fountain done as a memorial to Christopher Columbus by King Ferdinand & Queen Isabella (have photos but will have to wait until Barcelona to add to the blog)!!! We also went walking thru the Jewish area, very narrow streets but filled with balconies full of ...
... 7 to wash one shirt. We followed directions from one of the locals and ended up at an industrial laundrette L. Anyway, Cadiz has a castle which is a bit like Alkatraz in the middle of the sea, except it is connected to the mainland by a pier. We decided to visit it and had fun dodging the wave splashes. Right near the castle there were some holes in the rocks which when the waves came in, sucked the water and shot it up like ...
Train pulled into Cadiz station around 4pm. We were soon breathing in the fresh Atlantic airs.
This claims to be the oldest city in Europe (the Phoenicians came here to stay in1100 BC) and it was the port of the Americas trade once Seville´s river silted (beginning of C18 ).
Water almost on every side - the town is located on the end of a long spit that projects out into the Atlantic NW of Gibraltar. The scene of one of ...