Hotel Alcazar -- Segovia
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... top was spectacular, more so after we climbed 152 large spiral stairs to get to the top.
We departed a while after and Dad bought some beer at the supermarket down the road. We headed back to the room for an hour for a chance to relax. Conor and Dad went looking for dinner options, only to discover a festival starting in the main square with 25000 Catholics! Honestly, it was as busy as the public toilets at the MCG on AFL Grand Final day. We quickly chose a ...
... giant cypress tree. The nearby church of San Andres is open and the locals are preparing the float which will journey through Segovia on Saturday offering traditional jabon Iberica and chorizo to all and sundry during its tour of the town.
This evening we are once more at the Plaza Mayor having drinks and tapas with Maria and Alberto. All is cut short by the entry of Grupo Lagarto Amarillo (The Yellow Gecko Group). Another rock concert!
We have woken up early. Today's goal is a medieval town of Sgovia. The drive to Segovia from the place where we were staying was very picturesque. We had to get across Sierra de Guadarrama to reach our destination. One of the places on the way was a skiing station Navacerrada. We were on about 1900 m above seal level.
Segovia has a rich history. The legend has it that the city was founded ...
... artifacts and books from miliarty school a few hundred years old. Interesting to see manuals on how to use certain kinds of weapons as well as military strategy dating from so long ago. On the top of the towers there is graffiti along the wall dating back to the 1930's - maybe the castle was still a military stronghold during WWII.
Segovia is a beautiful old town with an ...
... of entertainment but hey it might be the Spaniards release of aggression. Instead of gangs they have bullfighters. Hey who knows.
Well back to work tomorrow BLAH! Tomorrow night we're going to the Hard Rock to celebrate two birthdays in our program. Wednesday we have a flamenco show so I'm excited for that. I cannot believe that it is our second to last week..where has the time gone?
Well I'll update you soon !