Footsteps in Adelaide Walk Two: Up High in North Adelaide

  The high end of North Adelaide is the city end and this walk includes 3 important Adelaide icons – Adelaide Oval, St Peter’s Cathedral and Light’s Vision.   Starting Point  – From the corner of North Terrace and King William St  walk about 500 metres north along King William Road past the Festival Centre until you cross the River Torrens. On your left is the Adelaide … Continue reading Footsteps in Adelaide Walk Two: Up High in North Adelaide

Footsteps in Adelaide Walk One: Along North Terrace

      North Terrace is  Adelaide`s premier  boulevard and features major cultural attractions along with trees, gardens, statues, historical buildings and food sensations all within a one kilometre walking distance. Starting point  is the King William St and North Terrace corner right at the  statue of the soldier on horse. You can look north and see the Festival Centre, Adelaide Oval and St Peters Cathedral in the … Continue reading Footsteps in Adelaide Walk One: Along North Terrace

Salamanca – A gem of a Spanish city not to be missed

This is our second night in the so elegant small university city of Salamanca.We have now returned our car after walking along the walls of Avila en route to Salamanca. Our hotel in Salamnca is located right on Plaza Mayor with our balcony overlooking the vibrant square. As I write this on Saturday night another free concert is about to begin in the plaza – we … Continue reading Salamanca – A gem of a Spanish city not to be missed

Segovia Pedrazza and Sepulveda

Segovia is justifiably a popular and charming small Spaniish city well worth visiting. Two smaller but lesser known towns nearby, Pedrazza and Sepulveda, should also be visited if time allows. We have now been at our Segovia base for 48 hours but it seems much longer. We are so lucky. The hotel is lovely, only a few other guests and we are treated warmly and … Continue reading Segovia Pedrazza and Sepulveda

Touring in Segovia province

As my late mother would have said “we have landed on our feet” in our new accommodation  a casa rural here at Sotosalbos, a small village 18 km from the town of Segovia. Tranquility reigns supreme along with fresh, bracing air in this slightly mountainous village. A stark contrast to this morning’s torturous drive from Toledo to Segovia with numerous traffic jams along the autovias. Giulio coped … Continue reading Touring in Segovia province

Beautiful Breathtaking Toledo

Toledo is a great place to start a holiday in Spain because it is only 70 kilometres from Madrid and is a small enough city for jet lagged individuals to appreciate. A wonderful example of a medieval walled city and so we looked forward to wandering around to see famous monuments at leisure. We arrived in Toledo at around 4pm Spanish time Sunday May 3 … Continue reading Beautiful Breathtaking Toledo