Arco San Vicente
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Hi everyone, I decided to sleep in this morning. The sun is up really late, not until 9 am do I see any sun shine through the window. I had a nice breakfast at the hotel restaurant. I met these 2 nice traveller from San Diego and we had a nice chat for a while. It's interesting that they carry the same guide book Rick Steve's Spain as I do. My first stop this morning is the royal Palace. This is the former residence of the past Spanish kings and queens. it was built in 1738, it has ...
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Bnb secure internet - 4* hotel not secure - go figure.
We r in avila now in a supposed paradore! Very nice but has lost it originallity.
Leaving Cagliari, arrived at the airport lined up 4 baggage drp. Madrid is closed - panick - translation - flights 4 for madrid r not open yet!
CATTLE CLASSryanair. We couldn't understand the english, god knows how the none ...
... either of them would been overawed religious ornamentation but the Segovia Cathedral really is something else. In size and magnificence of artwork it could rival the Vatican or Prado but with none the crowds. Churches like this are made to mirror heaven so I won't even try to describe it.
We wandered the many ancient alleyways and found some verdant forest walkways that go around the base of ...
... hospitality of Carmelites at the Universidad de la Mistica tonight after soaking up the spirit of Avila and the spirits that flow freely at the supper table even in a Carmelite monastery.
Off to Segovia tomorrow. Sorry if the reports get briefer but the wfi is not always reliable and getting the pics from camera to blog can be a tedious process.
Love to all ...
... and lots of forks and curves, so of course I got a bit lost. I was in search of a famous sweet: Yemas de Santa Teresa (they're obsessed with Santa Teresa here, everything is named after her) and in particular from a specific shop, known as the best: Le Flor de Castilla. When I stumbled upon a nice quiet plaza, which I have since identified as the Mansión de los Polentinos, I spotted the name on a shop front, though closer ...