Canada needs high speed trains! People would ride them. Segovia is about 100 km from Madrid. We took the high speed train
No wifi like in the Netherlands ☹️ but we survived.
It was a bit confusing tho’ but that’s because…… Spanish. We walked to the Metro station that is by the big department store ( El Corte Inglés) to catch one of the commuter subways to one of the train stations which we thought ( John had asked for it to be) was included in our train tickets but, no. So we had to buy Metro tickets from a kiosk with limited English prompts and 2 ‘assistants’ and a LOT of people in need #increasedstresslevels. Then mine was defective going through the turnstiles ( I know what defecto means 🤓, John not so much when I tried to explain 😝 ) but a very nice lady told her husband to hold the gate for me 😘😘 needless to say we missed the subway 👎🏻 We made it to train station but no signage in any language and lots of trains and platforms and hurrying people. Thank god for security people. The above pictures prove we got on and fast it was!
The weather is just gorgeous as these pictures will testify to, blue skies and mid teens in temps.
We walked and strolled and ambled our way through the town.
We explored a castle, Alcázar ( that Disney used as inspiration for Sleeping Beauty’s which means I might need some new charms 🤔 as souvenirs )
Here’s our pig ⬇️ they bring it by your table to show you, then the pig guy uses a plate to cut it up ( there is a lot of whacking and crunching)
Overall a wonderful day spent immersed in history.