Parador de Turismo de La Granja
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Lovely facility and exceptional staff. Pretty sure our requests were a first but they did not even blink and we ended up with much more structure to our plan.
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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 …
... way. We left the house about noon to start our day. That is how we usually function, but not a huge deal in Spain. So why would we change now? Well, I began to think, maybe we should change because we finished our trip to the Alcazar at 5:30--our kids were starving! So it only made sense to eat dinner. We stopped by a cafe and the kitchen was closed until 7:30, yikes! So I did the logical thing, I sent John home with starving kids and Amelie and I ...
... of hunger weakness and I would have eaten ANYTHING. Due to some city celebrations, it took us 30 minutes to find parking, but Burgos was worth it. Some of the pews looked like something right out of Harry Potter.
2. While the Segovia Aqueducts were cool and it's impressive that things like this are still standing after thousands of years, my favorite was the Alcazar. We opted to walk through the hilly town to get to the quaint Alcazar ...
... the Alcazar, with these words echoing in our ears we disembark from the coach and head for the tourist information kiosk to pick up a map. The young woman who works in the kiosk is so charming and helpful that I always use the opportunity to listen and practice my Spanish everytime I visit Segovia. Map in hand we walk towards the acueducto via the Iglesia San Millan.
Iglesia San Millan
My favourite church in Segovia, when Josh and I first came here in 2011 I felt a ...
... headed upstairs briefly to bring our suitcases down, waiting for Dad to bring the Peugeot 5008 to the front door of the hotel. Conor and Dad for some reason took about 25 minutes to do this, but after a lengthy delay, we were off to Segovia. The GPS in our car was very good at providing assistance, however instructing us to drive up the Gran Via at 11AM was probably not the fastest route we could have taken. The aggressive merging was absolutely ridiculous, to the extent where ...