Tag Archives: Segovia
9. Riding Unusual Transport You tend to try new modes of transport on your travels, be they animal (elephant in Laos, donkey in Luxor, camel in Wadi Rum), man powered (cyclo in Saigon, rickshaw in Singapore, canoe in Vietnam) or mechanical (street car in Hong Kong, felucca in Aswan, helicopter in Monaco). My favourite mode […]
There are three main individual attractions to the wonderful compact city – the Roman aqueduct, the gothic cathedral and the remarkable alcazar (castle). In keeping with its trio of gems, the whole place is a great place to visit. It is dramatically situated surrounded by snow-capped peaks, the cobbled old town meanders around ancient churches, historic […]
So having viewed the wonderful aqueduct from every conceivable angle we ventured off to the cathedral. €7 bought us an entrance ticket to the main building itself and a timed tour of the 90 metre high bell tower. Mrs Wilbur opted not to climb the 200+ steps to the summit so that would be for […]
I count myself as fairly well up on great places to visit in Europe, but have to admit that I had never heard of Segovia until one of my favourite bloggers and Spain aficionado Andrew Petcher informed me of its existence. Furthermore he offered up some suggestions for a great hotel and a very pleasant walk […]
This time last week I was in the fabulous city of Segovia in Spain. I will write a piece about the trip shortly, but in the meantime here are some pictures of the famous storks of the region….