Friday, March 27, 2015


Today, the group travelled to Segovia, a small place tucked in the mountains of Spain. We started our tour with the aqueduct, where we learned that it was used to bring water from the mountains down into the city. Next we visited Segovia's cathedral, one of the last Gothic cathedrals built in Europe. After a short walk, we made our way to the Alcázar of Segovia or Segovia's Castle/Fortress. We spent our time there learning about the castle and the surrounding area. After, we were given the option to climb the tower. During the climb, we were all reminded of how much food we've consumed over the past few days as we arrived at the top breathless and tired.  Once our tour was over, we were given some time to shop around the small stores before we rushed back to our starting point for a meal literally fit for kings. We started with bread, just like every other meal. Next came the bean soup. And finally, we were served a whole pig. After a brief introduction from one of the hosts, the man took a plate and sliced the pig. After throwing the plate into the air, leaving it to shatter, the man left us to enjoy the pig. While it was different, I still enjoyed the experience. The bus ride back to Griñón was a quiet one. After our long day of touring Segovia's cobblestone streets, I think I speak for everyone when I say we were worn out.
-Victoria Gourdin

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