Having met Elena and her mother at 9 a.m., I hadn't had time for my two cups of cafe con leche. So, by noon, I was in need of coffee and my mid-day snack.
Our first stop was at the Parador (these are high-end state-run hotels throughout Spain). The olives that arrived with out drinks were out of this world. Unfortunately, unlike the rest of the group who ordered beer, I had coffee. Olives and coffee? Not so good together. Then came a pork dish that was out of this world. We also had an excellent potato salad before moving on.
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(EXCEPT WITH CAFE CON LECHE.)
|CHICHARRONES DE CHICLANA? (EXCEPT I THINK I'VE GOT THIS WRONG!)|
(ELENA WILL CORRECT ME AND I'LL FIX THIS.)
|PICOS (IT MEANS "BEAKS"). AS COMMON AS BAR PRETZELS.|
LIKE LITTLE BREADSTICKS (ONLY BETTER).
After walking some more, we stopped for lunch at the beach.
|GOLI, FINDING SOME SHADE.|
|PLAYING PARCHÍS ON THE BEACH BELOW. (PARCHEESI IN THE USA.)|
TABLE GAMES ARE A COMMON SIGHT ON CÁDIZ BEACHES.
|SOME SUGGESTIONS... WE HAD THAT SPECIFIC SQUID. (SEE NEXT PHOTO.)|