August 24th, 2013 / posted by paularath

An old, tired fisherman in Cadiz.

Cadiz, Spain is a little fishing town and you see tiny fishing boats everywhere, as well as families digging for mussels. There is no question that Spain’s economy has been hit hard. As you look around, many people are just sitting and staring into space (or out to sea) and the infrastructure is suffering. (Except for the roads – which are better than Honolulu’s roads by far!)

One of the Andalusian horses warms up for his dance performance.

We visited a little village called Jerez outside Cadiz to see the show the beautiful Andalusian horses put on their dancing show. It was really lovely. They dance singly, as a group and even with carriages.

And when in Spain, one must drink sherry…so we made a wine tour to a huge sherry place. We never new there were so many types of sherry!

Thre are 10,000 barrels and they layer the older ones on the bottom, with the newer ones on top. I didn’t know that, when they are pau with the sherry, they send the oak barrels to Scotland and Ireland to be used for scotch and whisky!

Who knew Lisbon, Portugal would remind us of San Francisco? The bridge was designed by the same architect who created the Golden Gate Bridge so this is the bridge we sailed under to arrive in Lisbon. It’s spectacular!

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martha randolph
August 25th, 2013 at 4:18 am

Hey Paula

Jerez is also famous for Flamenco. Did you see any while there?


September 10th, 2013 at 2:29 am

No, but we did get to see some flamenco in Barcelona.


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