Segovia: An immersion in Architecture and Historic Treasures

Credits:  Elements by Haynay Designs, Plum Dumpling Designs, Pri Rocha, Sahlin Studio, Trixie Scarp Designs, Wimpy Chompers; Paper by Wimpy Chompers; Alpha by MissBehaving 2011 A visit to picturesque old city Segovia was an excellent way to cap off this month-long West Mediterranean trip. We spent the day exploring a castle, devouring a roasted suckling … Continue reading Segovia: An immersion in Architecture and Historic Treasures

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Bullfighting

One April evening, enthusiast and curious tourists from around the world enter the massive arena of Las Ventas to witness a bullfight. I was there too, sitting in the Sombra (shaded) section, quite close to the action. Bullfighting or a corrida is an ancient tradition that goes back four millennia, practiced by many different cultures. … Continue reading Bullfighting

Queluz

Plan to stop at nearby Queluz on your way back to Lisbon from Sintra. The national palace is worth the detour.  Be sure though to buy a ticket to Queluz, or you won't be able to get off at your end destination. That was what happened to us when we decided mid-way to get off … Continue reading Queluz