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May 18, 2012 - Jerez and the Pueblos Blancos

On Friday, we grabbed breakfast at a sidewalk café and drug our bags to the rental car. Breakfast was bread and jam with espresso con leche. The rental car is something between a mini-van and a cargo van. Good thing as dad’s scooter takes up a pretty good bit of room. We find our way to the freeway and headed up to Jerez. I think Dad had wanted to see Jerez because they are famous for the Andalucian horses. Of course, the closest we got to the horses was a couple of statues. We did find a castle left by the Arabs. It was built on the site...

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Paul in Europe 2012

Aug 31, 2011 - Pueble blancos

We woke up to a beautiful summer's day and a lovely view out over the valley. At breakfast I embraced the Spanish selection and scoffed the cured meats, cheeses and crusty bread drizzled with olive oil. Ronda is a very hilly town (which was just as well after the breakfast)and we walked up and down quite a few staircases as we made our way to the 14th century Arab baths, said to be the best preserved ones on the Spanish mainland. We had some great views of the puente nuevo, the amazing bridge which crosses the gorge along the way. We left...

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Jan 12, 2011 - Jerez & Cadiz

This area seems to have it all. Not only does it have the weather, the beaches, the natural beauty and the history, but it’s got some of the nicest cities too. Our site was very well placed for day trips out to both Cadiz and Jerez. First was Jerez, and I have to say I loved this small, manageable city. It felt about the same size as York, as far as the city centre went, so it was easy to walk around, and it’s got a great feel to it. We parked up easily enough, and went wandering, along little cobbled streets, into pretty squares, past...

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Apr 17, 2010 - Jerez De La Frontera

@@@@@@@ I have to say I knew nothing about the town of Jerez except what I could see from a map of southern Spain. It is located about 36 km inland from the port city of Cadiz, but it made a perfect place to stop for the night as we drove through western Andalucía. We had spent some quality time in Seville on our first foray into Spain the previous September, so we wanted to have a quiet night and then bypass Seville altogether and continue on to what the Lonely Planet calls ‘The Road Less Travelled’, the autonomous region of...

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Jul 12, 2007 - Jerez home of some great bodegas

We wanted to see Southern Spain and the opportunity to combine this with a tour of the bodegas that produces Harvey's Bristol Cream was what lead us to Jerez. This is a true wine producing region that has the right mix of sun and special soil. The only trouble we thought as we planned was there was no good way to get there. When we got to Algeciras we were told 'no train to Jerez... bus'. As blessed as we were as we traveled it just so happened that the bus left from the frontier (border between Spain and Gibraltar)and went straight to...

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Sep 3, 2006 - Champagne chips and chocos!!

Well Laura and I are living the high life, Laura LOVES champagne, so I had a bottle well chilled in my fridge waiting for her to arrive. No dramas on the journey and Laura got a good introduction to Jane and Ducky, as I was forced to tell Jane to shut the f**k up more than once, and tok Ducky into a tight downhill turn that needed a 3 point turn. In fact, we want to write to Tom Tom and tell them to programme a Shut the F up button!! I forgot to tell you that one day, when I decided to follow my nose instead of Jane, she threw a tantrum,...

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Jul 31, 2006 - Arcos de la Frontera

Day 1-3, Arcos de la Frontera: Arcos de la Frontera ("Arcos") is a small town atop a large hill about two hours (by bus) south east of Seville (towards Gibraltar and Morocco). Arcos is the largest of the so called "white villages" that many years ago served as the front line of the Christians' battle to recapture Spain from the Moors. As we quickly found out, Arcos today is a fairly sleepy little town (with some nice views of the countryside below). Our hotel was situated at the top of the hill in the historic area of town. Besides a couple...

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Apr 22, 2006 - Cadiz

The tour today was included in the price of the cruise, and it was a hummer--We had a quicky tour of Cadiz city--lots of things dating back to Columbus time which were interesting, but we merely did a drive-by. We drove about an hour into the country side in Andulusia to a ranch that raised bulls for the bull ring and trained horses and riders in the Liebzantzer style--if that's how you spell it. You know, the fancy white horses that prance and dance. When we got to the ranch, and a gorgeous place it was, we were greeted by a chorus of...

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The Cruise

Nov 9, 2005 - White Hill Towns

This morning we decided to leave Nerja after only 1 night and head to the white hill towns. We drove first to Ronda, which is literally perched on top of a cliff with a bridge spanning a gorge which separates the old Moorish town and the newer Christian town. It was pretty amazing. We had perfect weather, other than it being pretty darn cold up there. Blue skies, bright sun and clear, crisp air. We followed a very small winding road through the mountains to Grazalema and Zahara, 2 smaller towns. The drive was beautiful, passing through...

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Oct 31, 2005 - Back to Spain

We headed back to Spain on a ferry to the port of Cadiz. We then headed back to the mountains to the small town of Vejer de la Frontera. We loved this town. We found a fantastic pension with a very friendly family. Every morning started with a gourmet breakfast. After 4 days there, we headed to Jerez de la Frontera for our flight back home.

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May 2, 2005 - Seville to Jerez

Day 31 Distance: 94kms Weather: Another stickin hot day! 28 degrees Caught bus to Jerez. Andrew will be flying home from here on Ryan Air. Jerez is the place where sherry comes from. If you saty it really fast, it'll sound like you're saying sherry. It's a very rich place. We arrived right in the middle of Andalucia's biggest fiesta. Wicked! It's called the horse fair and it's a lot like the Munich beerfest except the beer tents are much smaller, there are 10 x as many, substitute beer for sherry, and there are way more sexy shiela's...

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Home Again...

Nov 4, 2004 - Eco-WWOOFing, and GO SOX

Hello Everyone!!! Not sure where we left off in our travels, but now we are in Vejer, right next to Cadiz. We are WWOOFing with a British family. They have two kids, Emily and Robin, ages 5 and 8. They are very eco-friendly, with solar power and water collected from a vat on the roof. However it isnt bad and they are really nice. The work is easy: painting. I figure that I am practically professional by now. We have our own little house to stay in to. It is sooooo cute, but has lots of creeeeeepy crawlies, and today we found and eliminated...

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