Saturday, November 14, 2015

Wandering through Jerez de la Frontera

One day in Spain I, with a group of other yoga teachers in training, went to Jerez de la Frontera, a medieval Andalucian city. After walking around a bit, our group of four settled for lunch in one of the nice looking establishments that lined up the main street. We didn't realize that service could be a tad slow for those who are pressed for time as was the case for two of our fellow dinners. They didn't have time to wait for their second course and left without taking that said course packed in takeout containers. So, Amanda and I, who planned to do quite a lot of strolling, faced the dilemma of figuring out what to do with food packages. We didn't want to throw away perfectly good meals, but we also knew that it would be pointless to bring them back to our retreat center since the food there was fantastic. We decided to give it to a homeless person. Surprisingly, it wasn't an easy task – homeless people were nowhere to be found. However, we found several stoops covered with cardboard boxes that seemed to be serving as sleeping spots and left our offering in one of them.
While wandering around Jerez de la Frontera we discovered many beautiful streets, churches and inner yards. Oh, and when we passed the stoop where we put leftover boxes – they were gone, our mission was accomplished.

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