Silken Hotel Juan de Austria
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... have 'Daddy Cool' stuck in our heads. We pulled into port, negotiated the overly complicated exit route and said farewell to Max. Our campsite that evening lay at the top of a large hill overlooking Santander to the south and the Bay of Biscay to the north. After a couple of San Miguel's and a large selection of Spanish meats we turned in for the night with the next days ride into the mountains weighing heavily on our minds. Thursday started well, it was a fast ...
... chocolates from over the counter! It turned out that Georgie's mum and Daisy had left them for us! We had dinner in McDonald's which is, according to Tom, perfectly nutritious and ideally suited to requirements of the tour. It tasted very nice whatever. We went to bed as soon as we got in to find there was a noisy Spanish family next door. Hopefully the kids will be going to bed soon although this is Spain so probably ...
... the ENTIRE castle-and we did! It was seriously so incredible and interesting. I took a million pictures there, so make sure to check them out! Then we went to see another smaller castle, and then we went to a small, private winery. At the winery, we learned how the wine is made, got to tour the winery and the vineyards, and of course, had a wine tasting session! We returned to Segovia ...
We had another two hours to get from Penaranda de Duero to Valladolid. On the way we drove through the Rio Duero valley. It was loaded with wineries. It really reminded us of the Grand Junction, Colorado area. The valley was hemmed in by several mesas. We think we will go back up that way when the wineries are open. We thought that would be fun.
Today our class took a tour of the cathedral in Valladolid. It is a lot simpler than the other cathedrals in Castilla y Leon (the province Valladolid is in), but nonetheless, still incorporates fascinating details in its architecture. During our tour, there was a ...
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