Tuesday, 21 October 2003
Based on weather forecasts (showers in Madrid; partly sunny in Segovia) we decided to make a day trip to Segovia. Unfortunately, the forecast was reversed – showers in Segovia; partly sunny in Madrid! That’s just the way it goes sometimes. On the Knowmark Weather Scale (0 – 3), Segovia only rated 0.5, while Madrid was 1.5, which is not unreasonable.
Nonetheless, we had a good time in Segovia. In particular, the ancient (nearly 2000 years old) Roman viaduct is spectacular. It was still being used to supply water to Segovia well into the 20th century, and is the main backup yet today. And, we had a wonderful lunch (menú del día, of course) there.
We had originally planned to take the train, but at the last minute changed our mind and bussed instead. The bus seemed to offer more flexibility (which it did) and we have now learned how to take busses in España! Round trip Madrid-Segovia-Madrid was €8,82. We were back in Madrid in time for some sunshine and our evening round of tapas. We made two tapas stops, the last one at Taberna Ultreya, which has quickly become our favourite haunt. We have our café there in the morning and it our last tapas stop of the night.