The Sahara and Us Morocco 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Segovia and Avila


Aqueduct

Our experience in Segovia wasn't up to the expectations we had had for it. The weather had turned showery high up in the mountains and a cold front came in while we were there.
 Since the UNESCO world heritage site was the aqueduct itself we took some pictures, grabbed a pizza and were going to head out, however with Sandra not feeling that good I decided we should try and find a place, though she insisted she was fine. Everything was full except a guy in one hotel phoned a few places and found us a good place at the El Mirador for 38E. Good room. In the morning we got some better pictures and then headed out to Avila and with Sandra feeling somewhat better I was feeling better. It was a cool 60 kms ride. 


Avila's Walls are gorgeous day and night


El Rastro Side Opening
Avila was such a great change of pace.  Minutes into starting a walk of the walled city I knew we should stay here, let Sandra get over whatever she had, and enjoy the place especially after Segovia wasn’t the best. So that’s what we did. We got a great room in El Rastro within the old town so we could come and go as we pleased. Then we walked the walls of the city and later ate out. 












In the evening we went for the required stroll and to take some night shots.


The West Wall
Here is a wall shot during the day.








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