Hotel las Leyendas
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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 ...
... price that one. I will only put my neck out to offer to take care of the project management for the fist 30 years, after that I will only say "it is not my problem any more, let the next 10 generations worry about it." Luckily the Roman Catholic Church had more money than the queen of England so fitting the bill was no issue...if we only had clients like that. On our way out of town we spotted an old bull fighting ring, I have no idea how old it was, but we had ...
... the way I came. It's not long before the mist descends - it's a good thing I didn't get to the top of the ridge 30 minutes later, because I'd have seen nothing! Though shortly after I get back to La Plataforma, blue sky moves in for a short while and I get some good distant views back to the Gredos. Then the cloud comes back! It's been a day of fickle weather but, despite the forecast, no rain, though they were certainly right about it being cold.
There's a lane ...