Becky describes the food she is excited to try in Cadiz!

Becky describes the food she is excited to try in Cadiz!


Hello! My name is Becky and I'm going to Cádiz, Spain this summer for 3 weeks! This is something I have been looking forward to for so long, and I can't believe that my plane ticket is going to be used in less than two months!

When I fly to Spain, I am going to be with my best friend and her mom, making those 18 hours much more bearable. We will spend one day in Madrid, one in Córdoba and then they will take me to Malaga where I will meet the rest of those going to Cádiz.

I have done plenty of research, and I think that the thing that I am most looking forward to in Cádiz is food. I LOVE seafood, so Cádiz is the right place for me. It is located on the water, so seafood or mariscos are a common delight. I think that tapas are going to be a fantastic experience, with so much variety in the dishes.

Some dishes that I can’t wait to try are tortillitas de camarones, gambas and oysters. Tortillitas de camarones are little shrimp tortillas. They look delicious! They are a dish, not tapas, and have prawns, parsley and several types of flour. This is all fried into a little dish that I can’t wait to try! Gambas are just shrimp, and Cádiz has some of the best in the world. I am a shrimp lover in day-to-day life, and I can’t imagine how much better it will be in Cádiz! Oysters are something that I have never tried, but as a person that doesn’t mind odd textures, I am okay with what weirds people out about these sea creatures. I have vowed not to eat these until I get to Cádiz, so that I will get to have the best when I first try!

 I have bought a little journal for this trip. Inside, I have a packing list for what I will need on my carry on, in my suitcase and what I still need to buy before I leave. I intend to write in this journal often about everything that I encounter; the people, the food, the sights, and most of all the life-changing experiences.

Before I leave, my gifts are what I am thinking about the most. I have decided that I will buy something from the book store of Powell’s in downtown Portland. This store is full of merchandise all about Portland! A couple things from there will be great presents for my wonderful host family.

I am so excited to tell you about my trip once I get back from Spain! I can't wait!