Jerez De La Frontera, Spain and Canary Islands
Yesterday I did a day trip to Jerez de la Frontera. It was an hour train trip, and only $10 using my new senior card (or as I like to call it, my ‘señorita’ card)
Jerez is famous for their Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. It is actually a university, open to all students in the EU, with all coursework in Spanish. They put on performances for the public, though from the age of the performers, I think we must have had instructors. It is an equestrian ballet with Spanish music and costumes from the 19th century. We were also allowed to walk around part of the grounds. Unfortunately I couldn’t take any pictures of the show but I took shots off a brochure. Love the mushroom caps!
Jerez is also famous for making sherry. I’ve been exposed to many new types of sherry in the last month, like fino and amontillado, which are quite dry and taken chilled. The bodega I toured actually makes Harvey’s Bristol Cream (the Queen of England’s fav) but people in Spain don’t drink it – all the Bristol Cream is exported. Got me wondering though, if ‘h’ is silent in Spanish, does that make is ‘Arveys’??
Again, happy to be back in Seville after twelve hours of travel and walking (24,000 steps on my Fitbit).