Parador de Segovia
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Another early start as the bus was leaving at 8am. I had to have all my stuff packed and take a taxi to the hall of residence and drop it off then go to the bus. I said my goodbyes to Marisol then headed off. I was expecting to just leave my bags so somewhere at the residence but they gave me my key and I could put my stuff in my room. The room has one window with an outside shutter so as to keep out the sun- curtains don't cut the mustard round ...
... became the capital of a unified Spain in the 1500s, the kings and queens of Castile lived in this superlative castle. Built in the 13th century, it is a classic fortified palace of the Middle Ages. Though not as grand as Renaissance- and Baroque-era palaces and chateaux (or as Disney's version of the castle), the Alcazar possesses a delightful balance and elegant simplicity. The interior rooms were very opulent, with incredible decorative ceilings, ...
... spectacular or significant to mark the end of the acueucto - it just ends!
However, our reward at the other end is the short walk to the Monasterio de San Antonio El Real.
Monasterio de San Antonio El Real
We are fortunate there there are few visitors this early in the morning so we share a guide with a Spanish couple - the guide only speaks Spanish and I find it too difficult to keep up with her rapid commentary. So we follow, nodding politely, managing ...
... top was spectacular, more so after we climbed 152 large spiral stairs to get to the top.
We departed a while after and Dad bought some beer at the supermarket down the road. We headed back to the room for an hour for a chance to relax. Conor and Dad went looking for dinner options, only to discover a festival starting in the main square with 25000 Catholics! Honestly, it was as busy as the public toilets at the MCG on AFL Grand Final day. We quickly chose a ...
... clothes, they can get over it, because I like myself, and that's all that matters.
So while I've learned a lot in my classes and on my excursions, I would say I probably learned the most just living life in Spain. I thank all of the people that I've encountered, directly or indirectly that helped give me a fresh, new and beautiful outlook on life. This is what I truly mean when I say, ¡Viva España!