Hospederia de Santo Domingo
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... bikey in leathers and we were all holding onto the railings for about 5 minutes trying to get our breath back.
Having done the castle by 2.30pm I struggled up a hilly winding lane to the first cafe/bar I came across and sat down to a well earned burger and fries with a beer for $5 (the spanish menu started at $18). I didn't want to leave there and had a second beer, but well fed and watered I easily strolled back through the town towards the bus to Madrid, a happy chappy.
... the house jajaja you can imagine how ridiculous I looked explaining what I was trying to find. Not only do my host parents treaty like I am their family, but all of their friends do as well. My first day going to the pool, I hadn't eaten yet and it was nearing lunchtime, but I thought I could buy something to eat there. My host mom and her friends who own the bar downstairs knew that I couldn't so, they made me a Tupperware container of an assortment of all of their ...
... they are.
After a light lunch all together in a pastelaria, we see them off on the bus to the station.
On the way home we stop by the Didactic Centre of the Jewish Quarter. The building was the home of a prominent Jew prior to the expulsion in 1492. It’s a very small museum, but quite interesting.
We relax on the small grassy park beside our residence. Plaza de la Merced. There is a huge stork’s nest on top ...
... Fox’s Cave back to our street.
Tonight’s entertainment at the Plaza Mayor is a rock concert by the group "El Mago de Oz". Alcohol is not allowed in the plaza, so youngsters bring “botellones”, two litre Coke bottles in plastic supermarket bags containing a mixture somewhat more potent than just Coca ...
... to the Disney castle whenever they talk to me about it, and it really is like it. I wish I could've seen what it was like in its heyday, because now (I can only assume) only certain areas are open to the public. Next week the class is going on a guided tour of Segovia so I can only assume that the castle will be part of it. We'll see!
Side note: a country wide bike race sort of thing (it's been on TV, it's legit) is passing through Segovia today.