Benches of the world – Via Instagram

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I love benches. It’s a place to take a break after a long walk or run. It’s a space where people can sit and admire the scenery. It’s a place where couples sit and hold-hands. It’s a space where I … Continue reading

Food in Seville and Cadiz, Spain

Hola!
I have a few good posts coming in the next few days about Granada, including a trip to a vegetarian restaurant! Yay! But, due to a lack of power sources, and Internet connection, it’s going to take a while to get it all online. With 11% remaining on my battery I’m hoping I can quivkly write about tge food I had while I was in Seville and Cadiz.
I was sick of tapas by the time I got to Seville. Usually deep-fried or consisting of cheese, vegetarian or seafood based tapas left a lot to be desired. Having a week in Seville, I decided to utilize the kitchen at the hostel and make some of my own meals and also go exploring for some not-so-Spanish cuisine.
Vegan in Seville is a post I wrote about a vegan bakery in Seville! This adorable place also had a menu (which I regretfully did not try).
Sandwiches
I wrote a post about some good ideas for meals to cook while abroad. For solo meals, sandwiches were the easiest and also the most inexpensive; 6 euros worth of ingredients was enough for 4 sandwiches at least.

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If you head to larger supermarkets, hummus is pretty easy to find. Also, roasted red peppers are inexpensive and will last you a week. Add a side of fresh fruit or mixed nuts and you’re good to go!

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Lucky me, the Festival if Nations was happening during my time in Seville, so I was able to enjoy some Indian food as well as some Thai food! I had a pakora from India which was delicious, while my Thai dish was bland.

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Then, in Cadiz, I stopped at a restaurant beside the beach. I’m not too sure of the name (sorry!) but the food was pretty good, and I only spent 7 euros on a salmon salad, a tostada and a bottle of water!

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But my favourite find in Seville (after the vegan bakery) was Rayas.

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GELATO! And it was only a 2 minute walk from the hostel! Thankfully I found this my last night, otherwise I would’ve eaten here every night! It was delicious! Seriously, give it a try!

Cadiz, Spain

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I’ve been in Seville now for a week, and the longer I stay the less I want to leave. You can see the sites within 3 days, but there is so much more in Seville to experience. Because of the amount of expats living in the city there is a feeling of ‘home’ here, even as a traveler just passing through.
I decided to explore Cadiz, a port city 1 hour 45 SW from Seville.
You can take the bus from Prado de San Sebastian every-other-hour. There was a 9am that I missed so I went at 11am instead.
It was a direct bus, and a costly 21 euros round trip. The bus does drop you off right at the edge of the old-Cadiz centre though.
Cadiz is the oldest, continuously inhabited, city in Europe! It is also home to the most Western tip in Spain. Christopher Columbus began his journey to the New World from the port in Cadiz. History is very rich in this small city, so history buffs should definitely take a day-trip. For that, I recommend spending the additional 18 euros for a tour–they will be able to tell you the history I am now researching myself on Wiki.
But, the scenery is beautiful. Some of the most blue ocean I’ve ever seen is just off the NW.

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I spent the afternoon wandering close to the ocean, taking pictures and just taking in the beauty. They’ve spent a lot of money on ensuring the paths are clean, the gardens neat and the parks maintained.
I saw a fountain and a ‘cave’ where you could go behind a waterfall. You’ll never guess what I found…

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Do you see it?? I was so excited!

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A dino! I could barely believe my eyes! When I went to investigate I realized I was in a children’s playground. Or, a playground specifically made for me! I’m thinking the later.

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I went to the famous Cadiz Cathedral, with it’s yellow top. I didn’t go in, however, I’m becoming tired of churches.

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As you can see, Cadiz offered some amazing scenery. However, if you are going to other coastal towns, and are not overly interested in history, skip Cadiz. I am glad I went, but I wouldn’t go again, nor suggest it to anyone. I was there for 6 hours, and I could have seen it in 3. It’s not very large, only 3 or 4 blocks from one ocean view to the other. Been to Cadiz? Do you have a different opinion? Has anyone been to Lagos? I’m thinking of going there after Granada.

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