Travel Blogs from Segovia
After a mammoth drive, which included an interesting lunch stop in La Carolina, a Spanish backwater, where yet again our lack of Spanish resulted in us ordering too much food and not all of it being exactly what we thought we were ordering, we finally arrived in Segovia. We had also stopped by a royal palace of Alfonso, which was stunning, though …
Sat. 9th. - Day 11
Avila and Segovia
Today we enjoy a rare luxury, a lie-in until 8:30. Breakfast is at 9:00 and we will leave at 10:00. It's a sad drizzly morning anyway.
Our road today will take us past Valladolid then more of the high plains on to Avila. A few minutes after leaving Valladolid it starts to pour down with …
... and we were all exhausted. The kids were happy about their adventurous day, they were well-fed, and now they were ready to get some good sleep. When we got home, they crashed while we started to pack. During this process, John and I had the same feeling, "why did we not just choose to stay here for our entire trip." After such a serene morning, a great adventure, and a wonderful meal, WHY, oh why, would we want the hustle and bustle of the big city?
... Enslava played American music all the time so it was like being at an American club more than anything.
On Saturday we went on a short walk in Parque del Retiro with Spanish students. The park is supposed to be beautiful but unfortunately it was slightly raining. I did get to practice a little bit of my broken yet improving Spanish.
A FEW interesting facts.
... La Granja Palace, Enrique talked our ear off before finally shooing us out to tour the gardens of the palace.
La Granja Palace is called "the little Versailles", and rightfully so, as it is a glorious 18th C palace built by a homesick French King. The gardens were amazing, with 28+ beautiful fountains (sadly, no water running in them because of the drought in the mid-lands of Spain) placed on acres ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsLas Sirenas Segovia
A bit hard to find as in a pedestrain area but well located for sightseeing. Free car parking spot and friendly staff. Room very dated but clean and adequate.
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