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... a very smart decision.
We arrived Segovia, with a small bit of snow still falling, just at the end of twilight. It was easy to drive through town and park at our hotel, which was on the main square. (The hotel offers valet parking.) We checked in to our lovely room overlooking the plaza mayor. After a short check of email, we headed out for a walk. It was so cold! We were bundled up but still freezing. The aqueduct was not lit up (a bit of ...
... back and explained how cool it was to see the Jewish Quarter, since I was Jewish. She then asked me a lot of questions about my Judaism. I later found out I was the first Jew she has ever met!
Overall in the few days I've been here my Spanish has improved tremendously. I've carried on multiple long conversations and understand the majority of what has been said so I'm excited to see what is to come!
... the other crafty areas we had been, since they were mostly wood working items and leather works. In addition there were plenty of hand painted clothes and jewelry.
At the end of the carts, the road opened up to the aqueducts. There were plenty of things going around at the base, including one of the coolest merry-go-rounds I have ever seen. It contained all kinds of interesting photos and ride options. As opposed to a pony, someone could ride in ...
... de las Piñas in particular, with its ceiling of 392 pineapple-shaped 'stalactites' and and the Sala de Reyes, featuring a three-dimensional frieze of 52 sculptures of kings who fought during the Reconquista - to make more of an impact. Some murals were being restored as was the Sala de las Piñas which was unfortunately closed to visitors.
Whilst the rooms are stunning the highlight for me has to be the views to the north and north west from within the alcázar, for which ...
... different. There's a hot air balloon, for instance, and a submarine, a giant octopus that moves, as well as a dinosaur - each one has some different part that moves. And also cute is the queue for the children waiting as they sit one behind the other on little plastic red chairs.
Our walk took us to the top of the town where we can see the snow is starting to melt with less snow than yesterday, for instance.
(Accommodation: Eurostars Plaza ...