Hosteria Las Cancelas
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Yesterday's adventure was divided into two parts. First, we went to Ávila, a city about an hour from Segovia known for its medieval walls and its hometown heroine, Saint Teresa. 2015 marks the 500th anniversary of Saint Teresa's birth. She was born in Ávila in 1515 and spent many years there as a Carmelite. In 1562, seeking a stronger vow of poverty, Saint Teresa established the Discalced (or Barefoot) Carmelites. Saint Teresa is also famous ...
... s dictator from 1939 to 1975) is buried. It's a pretty controversial place. From the freeway, we were able to see the huge cross that tops the Valley of the Fallen's basilica, which is one of the biggest basilicas in the world. Back in Segovia, the students did a Cultural Rally, a scavenger hunt through the center of Segovia. In small groups, they had to answer a series of questions about Segovia by asking locals, and identify the location of various ...
... the border to Spain with no fanfare, border control or quarantine. The only way we knew we had entered was a rather half-hearted sign announcing Espania - the Schengen Agreement operating seamlessly.
Coming from Australia and working on border control issues it just didn't feel right so I dragged the girls out of the car for the obligatory photo. It wasn't that exciting.
As usual we were way behind schedule (so many great little towns) so we committed ...
... STAYED FOR MASS. THIS IS A VERY MAGICAL PLACE FOR ME, BUT I MUST SAY IT WAS MORE THAN I EXPECTED. I HAVE TO CATCH A TRAIN TONIGHT TO A PLACE NAMED "SARRIA" THAT IS WHERE I START MY JOURNEY CROSS COUNTRY TO. SEE THE TOUMB OF OUR APOSTILE. JAMES.....SANTIAGO DE COMPASTELLA THIS IS WHERE HE IS.THIS SHOULD BE A INTERESTING WALK FOR ME....6 TO 8. HRS A DAY...VERY INTERESTING....... TIL ...
... is that it was only 9 degrees at night!!! The beds had down duvet covers on them.
We went driving to have a look at the wall lit up at night - and were able to drive inside the city walls. Of course by this time, everything was closed, so we went driving for food - you guessed it, another low - McDonalds!! 11oçlock at night - second night in a row. The good news is that it was hot and fresh and had free ...