Pattern Recognition

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By now it was getting late (although it seems to stay light way longer here) and I had planned to ask someone at the information desk in Jerez airport for a map and explanation of how to get there. But I forgot that this is Spain - Southern Spain at that - on a Sunday and there is no way they are going to keep the information desk open on a Sunday evening just because it is peak season and a plane is due in.

The first guy I asked was surprised that I spoke to him but really friendly. Unfortunately, as he explained, although he lives near the airport he doesnt know Jerez very well. He called over one of the airport security guards to help but he ´had no idea either.

After a couple of other blanks I found a dark, round, curly-haired man just outside the building. He said he did know where it was. It was close to Plaza de Arenal but he said it was too complicated for him to explain unless I wanted to hop into his taxi - ho hum.. So I went to a car hire desk and the assistant there gave me this particularly useless map which doesn?t even show where Plaza de Arenal is.

She had a great car, she called it a ?breaker? which I guess means its due for the breakers yard. A big Ford with only one switch between two electric window points. To roll windows up and down you have to unclip the switch from one sides window controls and attach it to the other. We did this quite a lot on the way to Jerez (took a while to work out which direction to take from the airport) and headed towards the centre on the assumption that one of us would find something familiar on the way

Viv says:

I'm enjoying working my way through your adventure!

7th Oct 2005, 19:37

Dhamaka says:

:-)

8th Oct 2005, 09:35