Andalucía parte dos: Cádiz
Cadiz Travel Blog› entry 26 of 29 › view all entries
We woke up early in Sevilla in order to catch a bus to Cadiz and enjoy the beach vacation part of our trip. After calling the bus company to find our the bus schedule and finding out they changed their number and didn´t leave a forwarding one (go figure), we went to station to just hope for the best. Luckily, we arrived at about 10:53 am and made it on the 11:00 bus! That way, we made it to the beach by 2 pm, just in time to spend a good part of our day there.
Cadiz is gorgeous. Situated right on the Atlantic and technically an island (attached to the rest of Spain only by a sliver of land), it has beaches, shopping, tapas and an extremely laid-back lifestyle.
Our hostel in Cadiz fit in with the laid-back lifestyle. Casa Caracol (Snail House) was more like a commune than anything else. We met Australians, British, Italians and a few Spaniards, either in our bunk bed dorm, while having breakfast in the cozy kitchen, lounging in the hammocks on the roof, or even while jumping the waves in the Atlantic.
We also found a latin dance club in Cadiz, so we went to check it out one night. We got all dressed up, ready to bust out the moves. When we arrived, however, our jaws fell to the floor as we watched the PROFESSIONALS in astonishment. So it wasn´t exactly a free-for-all dance club like we thought it was going to be. The people dancing looked like they had studied for years with their partners, but kept switching and dancing flawlessly with whoever was available. It was incredible to watch, but it wasn´t exactly ¨beginner-friendly.¨ So we watched from the side and enjoyed the music anyway. I sure hope to dance like that someday.
After we had gotten our fill of lounging on the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean for two days while eating tapas and seafood and drinking sangría and chilling in hammocks at night, we hopped on another bus for part three of our trip and headed to beach it up some more in Marbella on the Costa del Sol, the southern Mediterranean coast of Spain.