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... while the rest of the group wandered around the town to shop and snack. Those of us who attended the fountain show were blown out of the water, quite literally. Each fountain show lasted about ten minutes, with a gradual increase in height and width of water sprays. The first two fountains were particularly powerful. Groups of Spanish school kids stood by the the railing of the fountains in their bathing suits and by the end of each display were ...
... we walked up to the enchanting town square, where we spent half an hour wandering through its streets and trying local delicacies in its shaded plazas. Then we ate our bag lunches in a nearby park. Afterwards, the students had a blast playing on the fun playground equipment. On our way back to Segovia, we passed by the Valley of the Fallen, a monument to those who died during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), but also the place where Francisco ...
And so we farewell Portugal and headed for Spain.
What do I now about about Portugal? Not a lot unfortunately. It is a hell of a lot cheaper than Iceland (not surprisingly). Their history is far more significant than I was aware - it was actually regarded as a world power during Europe's age of discovery and built a large empire. This is evidenced in the forts, palaces and towers established in the country.
The people of Portugal really are keen to ...
... the Spanish
Civil War. The monument was completed in 1959 and dedicated on the twentieth
anniversary of the Civil War’s end but was constructed to a large extent with
the labor of Republican side prisoners of war who got their sentences reduced
as a form of “good time” for participating.
The monument is naturally controversial. Within the
sacristies are the remains of more than 40,000 soldiers who fought on both
... can pass on either side of a freeway. Most of Europe is restricted to a single side, right or left, and you can actually get ticketed for passing on the wrong side.
The drive went relatively quickly since there was so much to look at. Not to mention the random giant bulls all over the countryside. All was going very smoothly with very few GPS mishaps until we got into Madrid. Oh my are there exits and ...