04 Jun Exploring Cadiz and St. Porto Maria, Spain
Day 78 – 80 (26/28 May 2013) – Our touring style has changed a little bit. It seems that we have finally realized, that we are not on a time-constrained vacation, but rather on a long-term, long-haul tour.
We get up late and stay up late and we like to hang out a little bit longer in one spot. So it’s not surprising that we stayed in St. Porto Maria for a couple of days to check out the ancient city of Cadiz and just to enjoy the area.
When we first arrived at the campsite, we set out to find a small local place for pizza and cervezas to celebrate Ron’s birthday, never would we have imagined to celebrate a birthday in Spain before! Although it was just the two of us, we still had a great time.
The next day, we caught a ferry over to Cadiz to wander around the ‘oldest city in Europe’ ( so a sign told us). Situated right on the waterfront, it has many old fortifications along the water to defend the city from enemies during the middle ages. There are also many little alleyways, a few roman ruins, Phoenician buildings, and other historic monuments waiting to be explored.
After our return back to the campsite we hang out with our camp neighbors, Hoger and Serefina-a touring couple from England.
The two are a lot of fun to hang out with and they also give us some information on “helpx”, which sounds like something we might try in the future to help volunteer along our journey. The rest of the time we just hang out and enjoy the area, before it is time to move on toward Seville.
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