By TrishaR

Cádiz - Day 1

It was a dark dismal morning in Manchester as we drove at 5am to our car parking area.  Then there was a monumental queue for security check at Terminal 1 due to only 2 belts open despite there being at least over 10.  I had to use three trays for my little belt bag jacket and iPad (why?) no idea!

With no Nero in T1 it was Pret for a coffee and croissant.  Massive Starbucks but they don’t sell coffee they sell pishwater masquerading as coffee (insert green bile emoji).  

Perfume bought and flight to little Jerez airport took off on time through the grey clouds and drizzle.  Planes from every continent were arriving and departing from Manchester but we were the only plane at Jerez.  Easyjet have started this route in August and it’s around a 2.5 hours flight.  Despite it being small there is a rail link to Jerez city and Cádiz. Yep, they invest in their railways unlike the UK where it’s all about the bloody shareholders not the passengers.

We were met at our apartment in the old part of Cádiz by Irina who gave us information about places to visit and restaurants to eat.  Apartment is top floor of an old building with an inner courtyard beautifully furnished with a mixture of old and new.  It’s lovely and also has a roof terrace.

First trip was a walk to the Plaza de la Cathedral for food and was devoured in minutes!

We came back to freshen up then we were out walking - walking lots from the promenade watching the cruise ship depart the port to the botanical gardens marvelling at a couple of giant Banyan trees with parrots screeching in the treetops.

Exhausted pretty early and bedded and sleeping by 10am.

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