Sunday 16th May: Our second and only full day in Cadiz. This is just a short update as we’ve had a very full day and have only just retired to our room at 9.30 pm. We woke to a beautiful sunny morning and took a walk along the harbour and beach area which was lovely … More Our second day in Cadiz.
Saturday 14th May: Arrival day in Cadiz. http://www.hotellacatedral.com It was somewhat bitter-sweet to wake up to sunshine and clear blue skies this morning. ‘Sweet’ because this made for better driving conditions down to Cadiz but ‘bitter’, too, in that we had not had a morning like this during our entire 5 day stay in … More Two nights in Cadiz.
Friday 13th May: Cordoba Day.There were clear skies this morning which was most encouraging for us as we set out on a day trip via train to Córdoba.
Thursday 12th May: Lazy day and some shopping. There was the hint of sunshine when we woke and so we headed out for a morning walk. We had been advised that there were markets nearby and so we made that the destination for our walk. This was also near the restaurant where we planned to … More Lazy day & some shopping.
Wednesday 11th May: Seville Cathedral Day. The sun was out this morning and so we took the opportunity to head out for a walk. The apartment owner had advised us about a major pilgrimage procession starting today at between 8 and 9 am from two different local Churches and so we made one of these … More Seville Cathedral Day.
Tuesday 10th May It was a wet start to the day but we decided to brave the conditions and do our planned 11 am walking tour of Seville. It poured pretty much throughout the whole tour and even Mark’s shoes, that had remained dry throughout the rain of Lisbon, became soaked through. Needless to say, … More First Full Day in Seville: 3 tours in 1 day!
Monday 9th May. Seville Apartment: http://www.vrbo.com/403813ha# The rain had returned today which meant we missed taking our early morning walk. This was a pity as it was our last day and I would have liked to get in another walk along the waterfront before heading to land-locked Seville. Although granted, there are some rivers and … More 1st of 5 nights in Seville.
Sunday 8th May: Belem Tour Day. Mark and I woke to a fairly clear sky, and even the odd bit of sunshine, and so we headed out for a walk along the Harbour before meeting up at 10 am with our walking group tour to Belem.
Saturday 7th May: There was a magnificent sky with the sunrise this morning but rain soon followed. It cleared sufficiently though to let us walk the 20 min distance to the meeting point for our day tour to Sintra and the beach area of Cascais. The meeting point was outside the Hard Rock Cafe … More Sintra Day: a very wet day at that!
Friday 6th May: Alfama day. Today offered our first dud experience. We had a 4 hr walking tour of Alfama, the historic Moorish area of Lisbon that sits behind the prominent Castle of St George (Castelo de Sao Jorge) which, itself, is perched on a rocky outcrop above the city. Our guide though was quiet, … More Alfama Day