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... fire is on, we're huddled in the van, snow is forecast for tomorrow and it looks bleak for our meander through France - St Remy de Provence, Dijon, Lyon onwards and upwards to Brugges in Flanders. It's warmer in blooming Hereford.
This trip to Spain has restored our appreciation of the country. Next stop, La Belle France, will it achieve the same?.
Hasta la próxima vez en Francia,
... exhausted by the end.
The excursion included tours of the Catedral de Santa María de Segoivia (a mid-sixteenth century cathedral dedicated to the Virgin Mary), and the Alcázar de Segovia (a castle located near the Guadarrama Mountains).
We had walk through the Jewish Quarter of the city to get to these famous landmarks. Although most Jews in Spain live in Toledo (also North of ...
... had, and I have had my share of croquetas, what would dinner be with out jamón and queso, vino tinto, a caña (a beer) and we introduced the kids to fanta limón and fanta naranja (delicious soda only found in Europe, so much better than our syrupy soda). We made it back to the apartment about midnight, Amelie proclaimed that it was the best day of her life (she thanked me before going to bed), the boys were begging to go back to CO! Overall, it was a great first day!
... the decorative granite blocks carved into pyramid-shaped reliefs or "spikes" which cover the entire façade of the building.
Currently home to the Segovia School of Art it was at one time home to the De la Hoz family whose coat of arms is visible above the balconies at the front of the house. We had hoped to look at the interior, but a pop-up shop had popped-up in the entrance hall of the house so it was impossible to wander around and look at the decorative tiles which ...
... 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 ...