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

Getting ready for our first Spanish Camino in May 2015

Giulio and I are now into countdown mode for our trip to Spain departing Adelaide on May 2, 2015. We will be away for four and a half weeks with the main highlight being a walk of about three weeks along half of the Via de la Plata ( a 1,000 kilometre trek beginning in Seville) We plan to start in Salamanca and finish  in Santiago de … Continue reading Getting ready for our first Spanish Camino in May 2015