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Today we got up and went for some breakfast at a small cafe. Lots of places were closed today because it is a Spanish holiday, Dia de los Reyes. We then walked up to find my hotel for my ISA program on Calle de Alcala. During this walk, we walked by the Retiro, a huge beautiful park here in Madrid. After this, we took the subway to what we thought was the right bus station for Segovia; however, we were at the wrong place. We ended up having to go to Moncloa; ...
Segovia here we come! It turn out that no planning, sometimes bring the best surprises. On the way from Madrid to Segovia we saw a big cross on the horizon. Johan said was erected when Franco was dictator in Spain in the early/mid 20 th century. We unanimously decided that el Escorial must be the monument, and followed the signs. At one point there was an entry into an official looking place, but it was totally ignored, since it did not say el Escorial. After ...
... Carlos 1 in the monastic town of Santo Domingo de silos. Made famous by the chanting monks, we saw them perform in their cathedral - volume was low but spirituality high. Our next stop of gluttony and excess was a lunchtime stop in the hilltop fortress town of Pedraza, Segovia. A meat lovers heaven, its natural beauty and unspoilt architecture has attracted ...
Today we are off with Alun and Eku to visit the Royal Summer Palace of La Granja at San Ildefonso. This involves a bus ride, so we splurge on a taxi from the Plaza Mayor to the bus station. When we arrive, the bus station staff are quite curt. Fortunately local passengers guide us to the right bus stop, and after paying a surprisingly small sum of ...
... be issues with lead in the piping.
Another point of interest for me was the royal glassworks, about 10 minutes walk away down the hill. I arrived only about an hour before the lunch break, but I got to see a live demonstration of glassblowing. Though I’ve seen it before, it’s always interesting, and this time it also involved use of a mold. Unlike other glassblowers which focus strictly on the ...