Hostal Puerta del Alcazar
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... their bumb cheeks!!
Went to one Franciscan nuns convent. Two 4ft nuns greeted us. The youngest gave us an italian interpretive sheet, but the old one was saying - australi - English.
Toured the major cathedral, then climbed the tower. My feet and calves were tingling. So high, up on a ledge around the edge of the main central church, 50 ft up - 400 years old and you could see cracks you could fit your arm through. ...
... either of them would been overawed religious ornamentation but the Segovia Cathedral really is something else. In size and magnificence of artwork it could rival the Vatican or Prado but with none the crowds. Churches like this are made to mirror heaven so I won't even try to describe it.
We wandered the many ancient alleyways and found some verdant forest walkways that go around the base of ...
Let nothing disturb you
Let nothing frighten you
All things pass away
God never changes,
patience obtains all things,
he who has God
finds he lacks nothing
God alone suffices - St Teresa of Avila
It's very late, we're very sleepy, photos way to slow to download. Today it's all about Teresa so I'll let her take the lead. We are ...
... are called 'Racions' and are slightly bigger dishes. We went back to the place we had chocolat and churros and ordered a variety of Racions for lunch because the guy was so friendly, even though he spoke no English. He seemed pretty popular with the locals too. It was all delicious, although we were surprised that the patatas (normally chips) with aioli was actually ...
... parts of the Grampians, only with a huge motorway junction at the bottom. The top of the pass between Segovia and Madrid is downright ugly, with a scruffy transport café and loads of pylons - all depressing stuff. The other side of the range is slightly better but not much. Perhaps it looks better in the sunshine.
I turn off the main road to Madrid about 30 miles from the city and go through a couple of small towns, one of which is ...