A couple of weeks ago, Julia and I spent a weekend with fellow auxiliar and friend, Sireesha, in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Sireesha teaches in this city of 65,000, situated where the Guadalquívir River (which runs through Seville!) meets the ocean. Today, Sanlúcar is known for its manzanilla wine production, and is a popular summer getaway for Spanish citydwellers.

Here are some shots from our time there…

Manzanilla bodega/ Sireesha scaling 15th-century castle walls/ Palace gardens/ Walking on the beach/ Julia and a friendly ladybug/ Color explosion

If you’re in the Cádiz province, and want a relaxing day trip, Sanlúcar is an interesting mix of ancient cobblestone mazes, bodegas and a cute “downtown” square with a sleepy small town, beachside cool vibe.

Thanks to Sireesha for sharing her city with us!