A day trip to Cadiz

After spending a several months in Cadiz, Kentucky (where the town is pronounced kind of like kaye deez), it was time to see the REAL Cadiz (where the town is pronounced kind of like ka dee).  So, we dragged ourselves out of bed before it was even light out, walked 30 minutes to the train station in Seville, and hopped on the 8:30 am train to Cadiz.  Just under two hours later, we arrived in the REAL Cadiz.

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Robert outside the train station.

There were several cruise ships in town so things were busy, but we had an enjoyable day.  (Note to self:  next time, check the cruise ship schedule when day tripping to a town with a cruise ship port…).

We admired the old buildings.

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I forget what this building was — no doubt a church of some sort — but it was lovely, especially with the palm trees in front.

We wandered around the central market, admiring all of the freshly caught fish.  The market wasn’t too busy while we were there so thankfully none of the vendors got mad at us for taking photos of their catch.

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Shrimp at the market.

We, of course, had to check out the churros.  We found a cute little place right by the central market.  It was bumping and everyone just stood around waiting for a table like vultures.  Luckily we snagged one quickly.  The churros were really long and skinny (completely different from those in Seville) and the chocolate was the thickest we had anywhere.  Yum!

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Churros in Cadiz.

Next, it was time for a walk along the ocean.  If you look behind us, you can see the beach where Halle Berry emerged from the water in Die Another Day.  (Robert, of course, was the one who knew that interesting bit of trivia…I wonder why…).

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Us on the beachfront.

We tried to see the San Sebastian Castle.  After walking out there, we found a sign saying it was temporarily closed.  Who knows why.  Oh well, it didn’t look all that interesting anyway.  It is really just a fortress.  Certainly nothing like what I think of as a castle.

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Lisa in front of the castle.

By then we had worked up an appetite.  We made our way to a place called Cumbres Mayores.  We were lucky enough to snag an outside table.  Try the pork tapas — the ones we had were excellent — or the potato and octopus salad.  We didn’t take any photos of the food (shocking, I know), but we were entertained by this cute little puppy just down the street.

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Puppy waiting for mom to come home.

Then, it was off to the ruins of a Roman theater.  As is becoming the norm in Spain, the museum was small, but it was free, so it is definitely worth a few minutes.

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Robert at the Roman theater in Cadiz.

By then, we just had time for a glass of wine on an outdoor patio and then it was off to the 5:40 train.  A perfect day trip from Seville.

About theschneiduks

Lisa has a degree in biology and another in law and has spent the last 20 years working as a patent litigator. She is a voracious reader of young adult dystopian fiction and watches far too much bad tv. She loves pretty much anything to do with zombies, and doesn’t think there is anything weird about setting an alarm at 6 am on a weekend to stumble to a pub to watch her beloved Chelsea boys. Robert has had many professions, including a chef, a salesman, an IT guy and most recently, a stay at home dog dad. He speaks Italian and hopes to learn Spanish on this trip. He loves nothing more than a day spent sailing, hopes to do more scuba diving, and rues the day he introduced Lisa to football (i.e., soccer).
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