Jerez de la Frontera

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  • Day9


    February 2, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌬 11 °C

    Weather has been very dull and overcast for three days, it even poured with rain over night Friday. Yesterday though was sunny again but with a sharp cold wind. I walked around the south of the city through areas I really didn't know much. It is mostly old and residential, and pretty thread-bare, no new apartment blocks here. It is one of the flamenco areas though and I found lots of flamenco penas (music schools) and some statues of some of the great flamenco stars of the past. There were also great views looking down over the valley below and across to the hills where the sherry vineyards are. On the way back I ran across a demonstration in the main square about Venezuela.Read more

  • Day10

    Flamenco and football

    February 3, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    Today has seen clear blue skies and sunshine again, although there is still a cold wind. Last night we went to our favourite flamenco bar for the late night performance and it was as good as usual, the dancer was even someone we have seen before, this time last year. This afternoon I went to a home match of my football team. They play nice football but it ended as a 0-0 draw. Try again next Sunday! It was lovely watching in the sun, but after the sun went down behind the roof of the stand it was really cold!Read more

  • Day14

    Last day in Cordoba

    February 7, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    For our last morning in Córdoba we visited the 8c Arab bath house. It was beautifully decorated and wonderfully elegant, but nearly all that has gone now, being stripped over the years to be used for other things. There are just some pieces of decorated wall plaster and column heads left, but it's still possible to follow the chambers through, going from the changing rooms to the cold, then warm and hot rooms, and the boiler room and heating ducts in the walls. Then on to one of only three remaining medieval synagogues in Spain, the others being destroyed when the Jews were forced to leave Christian Spain. The Jews left to go to Northern Africa, the Ottoman Empire where they remain, with Israel, today. They took with them their culture and Ladino language which was a mixture of medieval Spanish, Hebrew and Arabic, which they still speak and gives rise to some beautifully evocative music. After wandering in the sun through the winding street of the old Jewish quarter we had a last tapas lunch by the river and got our train back to Jerez. Not the superfast high speed train, but still travelling on the high speed line as far as Seville and cruising at 250 kph!Read more

  • Day17

    Football . . . And more football!

    February 10, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    We had a gentle day lazing in the sun yesterday, and today I took in two football matches. At lunchtime I went to Jerez industrial, who are a small non-league team probably at an even lower level than Wingate and Finchley who I sometimes watch at home. They play in an open air stadium to the south of the city and it was really nice sitting there in the sun, even if the football was dire!. They lost 1-4. On the way back I walked through the Sunday market all around the castle, then on to an evening game with my main team in the big city stadium. They won 4-2 , with two sending offs and a penalty - exciting game! It's easy getting round Jerez even if I don't walk, the buses run on time and have a flat fare of one euro ten cents.Read more

  • Day18

    A day trip to Arcos de la Frontera

    February 11, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Arcos de la Frontera is one of the "white towns" of Andalucia, built on rocky outcrops in the north of the province. It is only 45 mins from Jerez by bus so we went for a day trip. It was quite pretty but two of the main sights, churches dating back to the time of the victories of the Christians over the Muslims (hence "de la frontera"), were closed. The town has great views down to the valley of the Guadelete river, which flows in a big loop round the cliffs that the town is on, and then to Jerez and to the bay of Cadiz. Lunch in the sunshine and back home for a snooze!Read more

  • Day21

    The kids come to visit

    February 14, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Last night being Valentine's Day we thought the bars and restaurants would be overflowing so we just went to the bar over the street which is very local in character but has some good food. Their chips covered in melted cheese are to die for! Today we got a train out to the airport as Natalie, Andy, Finlay and Emily arrived for the weekend. We set up lunch in the sun on the roof, and in the afternoon took the kids to a little playground just over the road in the next square along. We've put Natalie and Andy into a hotel just down the road, near to their favourite churros cafe and sherry bar, and the kids are staying in our spare room. So far its been real fun and worked out well.Read more

  • Day23

    Sunny saturday

    February 16, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    We all met up at a cafe in the market square for a breakfast of churros and chocolate then wandered around in the sun till lunch time. The kids enjoyed kicking a ball around in the main square and we enjoyed a good lunch in the sun!Read more

  • Day24


    February 17, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    After breakfast and walking down to buy a Sunday paper, we thought that the kids would like to go for a ride in the horse carriages that ply the tourist trade, but Finlay was adamant that he didn't want to - I think he wanted nothing to do with horses! So we went to their favourite central square where there is a huge fountain that they love, surrounded by wide open spaces for running and chasing and kicking balls. After that we took a bus ride to go around the centre of Jerez and out into the southern suburbs before coming back and meeting Natalie and Andy for lunch.Read more

  • Day25

    Kids going home

    February 18, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    This morning we had to get Finlay and Emily up and out to meet Natalie and Andy to go back home. They seem to have really enjoyed their weekend in Spain and we certainly love to spend time with them. They are just such good children and such fun to be with, and the weekend has gone so quickly. Last night Andy and Natalie went out for a meal in good restaurant and said it was very good, and we have booked to go to the same place tonight to cheer us up a bit!Read more

  • Day26


    February 19, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Last night we went to the posh restaurant that Andy and Natalie had been to the night before and indulged in some really good food and a series of fine sherries, most of which we hadn't tried before. Slept well last night! This morning we walked over to the archaeological museum, which I love going to every time we come here. It's quite small but well laid out and has artefacts from every period of Jerez history, from stone-age, Roman, Visigoths, Islamic and Christian periods. Last year a large square in the middle of the city was dug up and being renovated, and this year there lots of items on display in the museum that had been in the building work, especially some very fine Islamic period pottery. On the way home afterwards we passed one of the sherry bodegas and saw that they had put tables out in the sunshine in their courtyard and were running it as a tapas restaurant. We couldn't resist, and the food was as good as last night so a real find!Read more

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