Donde esta una lavanderia?
Cadiz Travel Blog› entry 9 of 27 › view all entries
May 13th, 2010 – by: quinnkim
We wandered and wandered and wandered the city looking for a place to do our laundry. It gave me an opportunity to cntinue using my Spanish, asking for directions to the lavanderia. We found a dry cleaners and a giant industrial laundry, but after finally stopping in the tourist information center, we learned that there are no laundromats in Cadiz. So cancel those plans. There are no laundry facilities on our ship and the ship charges lots of money to do our laundry so we have been washing out stuff in the sink.
The city center in Cadiz is fairly compact, easily walked, and surrounded on three sides by ocean. The streets are all cobblestone and very narrow. While walking I saw a beautiful church, right in the middle of a long street of attached buildings. If you lived right next to the church, and even shared a wall, you really would have no excuse for missing daily mass would you?
Because Cadiz has been around for so long there are ancient roman ruins and many historic plazas and buildings. Many of our Spanish guide books tell you to skip Cadiz because there is not much to it, but in walking around I found it to be beautiful and charming. I can´t wait to see the rest of Spain!
After leaving the internet cafe we spent the rest of the afternoon wandering around Cadiz.
The beach next to the Castillo looked inviting, but we were due back at the ship, so we wandered back through the old town, enjoying the street life of Cadiz and headed back to the ship. While we were getting off the ship this morning some men handed us small papers with information about their lack of work and attempts to meet with the mayor of Cadiz to demand employment. The papers directed us to a church in old town to learn more about the hunger strikes and protests going on.
We have one more day at sea tomorrow and then we land in Barcelona. A few hours after leaving Cadiz we will travel through the Strait of Gibraltar and we are hoping we will have some good views from the ship.
Right now the airports are open, so hopefully we will be able to catch our flight to Sevilla to begin the next two weeks. After spending a few days in the volcanic Canary Islands, and getting engaged at the volcano, it is strange to think that a volcano may prevent us from flying. This trip is destined to be vocano-themed!
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