Enough of the boring history lessons. Now on to some food and drink.
Day two of our three day break we spent walking ..again ..
In the morning we walked to the more modern part of town. Just modern apartment blocks but Cadiz has a large Corte Ingles department store and we popped in for a look. We like to just browse, seeing what is available and comparing prices, much like looking in estate agent windows when abroad, comparing house prices. Does anyone else do that?
We walked back to the old town and had lunch in a tapas bar; thinly sliced pigs liver fried and served cold in olive oil with red onion, and a plate of eggs whisked in the pan with wafer thin iberico ham, setas and champinones (two different types of mushroom) . And local beer of course.
We may just have had another beer later.
After a siesta we went out to walk around town to join the evening paseo. One of the things I like about the Spanish lifestyle is the way that the city streets are so lively at night with young and old out and about . The shops are open, lights are blazing, lots of people around. Being a university town there are lots of young people; very well behaved too.
The restaurants don't generally open until around 9 pm which is too late for me to eat but we found a local bar on the corner of a plaza that served tapas. This was a real local bar, no tourists here so we were a bit of a curiosity to start with but the regulars soon ignored us after a while. We sat in the corner by the loos and did quite a lot of people-watching over a couple of glasses of wine and a plate of meatballs in a ragu.
Back to the hotel the long way round as we got lost. It took 45 minutes instead of 10 so we felt the need to restore ourselves in the hotel bar with a glass of anis over ice.
I slept well that night.
I always look at house prices when we go to the Algarve Judith. I still dream of a holiday home in the sun and escape from our dreary and wet and cold islands.ReplyDelete
It's horrible here again Dave.Delete
Same here. Frost and ice tonight then back to the rain. The ground is saturated and no prospect of digging the veg plot at the moment.Delete
Alcoholics Anonymous (Isle of Man branch). Tel (01624) 663676ReplyDelete
Thanks YP. I'll give them a call.Delete
Reminds me of when I was in Italy with my daughter. Lots of walking! It is easy to get lost! Looks like you had a wonderful time, tho.ReplyDelete
Yep. Lots of walking!Delete
How sensible you are! Taking the time to restore yourself when you get lost! I might have to begin shutting off google maps.ReplyDelete
I don't have access to WiFi on my mobile when out and about so no Google maps to help. The paper map from the hotel was tiny!Delete
Marvellous! I'd love to visit a tapas barReplyDelete
You have similar bars there though don't you with mezze plates?Delete
Sounds a lovely day to me.ReplyDelete
Thanks Weaver, we enjoyed it.Delete
What a delightful trip you had. You managed to find the "real" Spain, sadly fast disappearing these days. From what I remember the Atlantic coast and that part of Spain has managed to repel the tourist hoardes and the high-rise hotels and apartment blocks. There are some glorious beaches.ReplyDelete
I still look in estate agents windows - even locally. Interesting to see what's on offer and also to give me an idea of what my villa is worth should I ever want to sell!
It did have a few tourists when the cruise ships docked but seemed to be a "real" Spanish city.Delete
9pm is very late to eat. I would not want to do that. I am sure the food was as good as it looks.ReplyDelete
It is too late for me. I am usually tucked up asleep in bed at 10 pm.Delete
Reminder: I must buy some liver, preferably Lamb's.ReplyDelete
Glad you had a great getaway. Unfortunately, the weather here has become even worse than when you left!ReplyDelete
Cadiz looks like a wonderful place to visit and I've enjoyed your travelogue immensely. Thank you.