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Stuff ups with buses etc. arrived in Saville 10.30 dinner then bed.
Have three great days with Lorraine. Visited churches, convents, bibloteca's and other interesting historic places.
We had forgotten how late the Spanish eat, how much they smoke but how fabulous the food and vino is.
You pass by the schools, kids out the front smoking in their non uniform, some with shorts that don't meet their ...
... re surrendering to the pig and going out to the best cochinillo (suckling pig) restaurant in Segovia. It might be slim pickings on the trail so we need to fatten up before go.
If Avila is all about Teresa then for me Segovia is all about St John of the Cross. His remains were placed here iin the Discalced Carmelite Convent and the visit to this sepulchre was the purpose of my journey. I ...
... 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 ...
... which has been around for about 350 years in the same location, making glass for the royal family. It was beautiful, and after watching what all was involved in making a hand blown wine glass I was not surprised that they were $20 each. Kris and Izak HOSA will have fun here. In short, they work with melted glass, at about 1800 F (I cant remember the exact degrees, and my 3 amigos are of no help) with no gloves, they did not wear steal toe shoes or fire ...
... in the rocks with a river running at the bottom. So narrow, in fact, that you can only just squeeze through in places, using a constructed walkway suspended about 3 or 4 metres above the river - a clever piece of engineering. But it's nowhere near as long as I'd imagined - it only takes about 10 minutes to walk the entire length of it.
Then it's on to Santo Domingo de Silos itself, where there's a monastery and a church, both 10th or 11th century (how ...