PUENTE

Diooos tengo la universidad mañana. Tengo poquísimas ganas de irme a clase por la mañana pero bueno, ya queda muy poco en mi estancia y por eso voy a aprovechar cada segundo en clase o no. Aquí tenéis fotos que he hecho hoy. Este finde he hecho muchas fotos porque hemos tenido el puente. Una fiesta en Viernes, y otra en Lunes resultaba en un finde tan larga, parecía que nunca iba a terminar.  Gracias a Maria y Laura por acompañarme a esa fiesta de carajo en el jueves. Recuerdos como esos ya nadie nos los puede quitar!! A los otros- ta luego pixas!!

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SIMPLY DOPE.

I walk around this town and think about two main things. The first thought is always, how cool is this place? Generally I think that out of amazement at something I have seen. But in general, the other thing I notice is how simple the life here is.

 

Cool + Simple = SIMPLY DOPE.

 

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CUENTA ATRÁS

JOEE MACHO!! Los días vuelan no? Que pena. Como me encanta esta ciudad y toda la gente que he conocido aquí. La verdad es que quiero ver mi familia y amigos. Quiero pasar un rato con mi hermanita mientras hablando con mis padres sobre este viaje de mi vida. Si fuese posible, quedaría aquí. No podría imaginar viviendo aquí sin mi familia en los estados, pero vamos, tampoco puedo imaginar mi vida sin mis amigos y familia de Cádiz. Ya se que soy un guiri, pero quiero ser un guiri-tano!! Vamonos chavales!! Animate! Solo tengo dos semanas y pico, pero esos días podrían ser los mejores de mi viaje.

 

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VUELTAZO

Last week I took a lengthy walk around Cádiz. I love this place so much I had absolutely no clue what I was in for when I got here. Ever since that day the smile hasn’t left my face. I brought my camera with me to try to show y’all the magic that is Cádiz.

 

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Red Vespa. It doesn’t get any more typical than the red Vespa.
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Colored pants and a nice hat; tools to success here in Cádiz.
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Then there are the times when the delivery truck comes and you think the mirror will take your head or shoulder off because the sidewalk is only a foot wide.
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Cold weather means less people hustlin’ and bustlin’ in the plazas. This one is near La Falla.
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Speaking of the Falla! Oh and hey look- another red Vespa.
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The beer of Andalusia- the Cruzcampo truck can usually be seen zoomin through the narrow streets of Cádiz.
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Parque Genoves. The “Central Park” of Cádiz. Conveniently located between the Atlantic Ocean and my classroom- I take a lot of walks here between classes.
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An abandoned theater project lies at the center of the park, it is home to seemingly hundreds of stray cats.
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The park is littered with cool fountains and statues all in their own unique little plazas.
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If you are thirsty grab a beer or a coffee from the aptly named “Cafe Bar El Parque”.
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Just whatever you do- watch out for dinosaurs.
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If you can manage to make it past the dinosaurs, you can take a walk through a cave, under some waterfalls, and advance to the highest point in the whole park.
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Looking west at the Atlantic Ocean.
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Some flowers and another dinosaur and I am out of the park. I continued my walk down the boardwalk next to the ocean.
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Pretty cool right? This Baluarte was constructed in 1672.
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Here you can see how the old fortress walls are incorporated into the city today. Some of the walls, for example in the Barrio del Populo- date back to 1330. You read that right.
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Hiding behind these old wooden doors are fully functional businesses! I went along the boardwalk until I arrived at La Punta de San Felipe. We call it la punta for short. This is one of the main centers of the nightlife in Cádiz. Located on a little finger of land jutting out into the bay is a row of clubs. Above the clubs is a huge boardwalk usually teeming with hundreds of Spaniards by night. It is traditional here to bring your bottles to the boardwalk, pregame, and then enter the discotecas that are situated directly below your feet.
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Having checked out la punta in daylight for the first time in 4 months it was then time to head for home.
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I think I will have a crib here someday.

DAY TO DAY

I bring my camera with me pretty much everywhere here in Cádiz. Today I woke up, went surfing, then went to class. Here is what I saw.

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Clothes hanging out to dry.
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Golf GT. They don’t have GTI’s here.
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Palm trees everywhere.
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This guy sittin and enjoying the view of Santa Maria beach.
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Some of my friends headin out to surf.
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And lastly- this guy out for a cruise on his bike.

This is generally what I see on an average day here. I don’t want to leave.