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... generally proceeding in a northwest to
southeast direction over several centuries in Spain.
The goal for the trip is to see lots of castles, medieval
towns and villages, the UNESCO World Heritage city of Cuenca and its “hanging
houses”, old monasteries, and the famous windmills of Consuegra that Don
Quixote chased. After all, Don Quixote was the “Man From LaMancha” so much of
Cervantes tale is set in the LaMancha region. I expect ...
Today, our bus left at 8 am on a two and a half hour ride to Segovia! In total today, we saw many things. Segovia is much smaller than Salamanca, and they even have their own little tiny Plaza Mayor! First, we saw the aqueduct that was used to carry water to the city. It was constructed in the first century!! I have pictures for everything, because words don't do justice when describing ...
... We walked through the outer sections of the grounds and up to the lake they call, Del Mar. It was like being in the national park anyway. No wonder Jim tells us it is one of his favourite places.
Our last evening in Segovia was a real treat. There is to be a world folk festival there next week and as a prelude to it dancing groups gave a concert. Weren't we lucky, as the first performance night was our last night there. A group from Segovia and a group ...
... is the best one so far. I had vegetable stew, which was a lovely mixture of green beans, potato and asparagus. White wine today and the usual crusty fresh bread. From the lunch, we hurried to catch the Benedictine monks singing the midday office. There seem to be about twenty monks in the group who sing beautifully and read a lesson (in Spanish of course). At the conclusion of the liturgy, a shaft of sunlight breaks through a window and ...
... including me, chose a lamb dish, since lamb is a speciality of this region. Beer, is becoming a regular accompaniment to lunch each day. So much for my rigorous weight reduction programme! Back to Caluerega after lunch for a short rest and then we are met by Dominican, Fr Jesus Martin, who is a wealth of knowledge about Dominic. We are shown the crypt, wine cellar, fortified tower and the 16th century ...