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Medina Sidonia was our base for exploring Cadiz. Well, it wasn’t exactly an expedition.
We were on holidays, so the plan was just visit some places, go to the beach, eat good food, etc. Nothing more adventurous, to be honest. Just spend a good time in a place we didn’t knew. Its funny, because I have lived in Huelva, the province next to Cadiz, for many years when I was a teenager. And I did never visited Cadiz at that time. Now, after more than 20 years, I do it as a tourist. Medina Sidonia is a place with a great history, that spans for more than 2000 years. It is placed on top of a hill, a very strategic place for resisting battles during long years. At the end of the day, those hills are really hard to climb. Uphill narrow cobbled streets are not the best thing for walking with beach sandals. But as a reward, views like this can be waiting for you.

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Possibly, the best beach I’ve ever been. And I’m not the only one who thinks that. Just search for this place on google, and you’ll see this beach appearing in all sort of rankings and lists. And still, it feels pretty isolated. There is just a tiny road that brings you there. And the food in the restaurants close by is good enough. At the end of the day, you must climb the gigantic dune and watch the sea of pine trees in front of you.

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I really have enjoyed this trip to Spain. I think I’ve done something like 4000 Km in just three weeks. Cadiz, Albacete, Leon and Madrid have been the places I have visited. The white walls shown in the first picture are in Vejer de la Frontera. It is one of white towns in Cadiz and they are called that way for a reason. The dune picture was taken in Bolonia’s beach, also in Cadiz. I can honestly say that it’s one of the best beaches I have ever been. The windmill is in Pozohondo, Albacete, my place of birth. The fourth picture is a place in Leon province I often visited with my family in the past. Sadly now the restaurant and hotel is closed (damn economic crisis) but the views are still there. And finally, the statue picture is taken in a park in Madrid I had never visited before. El capricho is called.

I filled 2 memory cards with pictures. I have loads of editing and processing to do… 🙂

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Here are my three pictures for Weekly Photo Challenge: The Sign Says. The first one is where I took my blog’s name. What I find funny about it is all the possible translations to Spanish and different meanings you can find in that short phrase. The huge bull sign is a very typical sight in Spanish roads. It was an advert of a famous alcoholic drink, years ago. Now most of them are in decay, broken and rusty. And the first one, as a picture itself is not very interesting, but what it says, can have also some different meanings… 😉