Villa de Leyva

They say a change is as good as a holiday. So after a few days in Bogotá we vacated our cute little apartment and with Laura and Lee driving us, we headed out into the countryside to the north east towards Villa de Leyva, a beautiful colonial town with historic importance dating not just to…

Bogotá beginnings

Apart from ticking off the Galápagos Islands and Chilean Patagonia from our travel list the main reason we had come to South America was to catch up with our son Lee and his girlfriend Laura in her home city of Bogotá in Colombia. We arrived after dark and were met by Lee and Laura. From…

Segovia

On our third day in Madrid we decided to do a day trip to Segovia by train. After breakfast we walked through a fleamarket in La Latina area near our apartment on the way to the Metro. Took the Metro up to Chamartin station where we boarded a fast train to Segovia. On our arrival…

Madrid, day 2.

We were blessed with another fine, sunny day in Madrid. Even though Madrid has many galleries and museums the weather dictated that we should start the day in one of their other beautiful assets, Buen Retiro park. Given the weather we walked from our apartment. We walked through the area around Plaza Tirso de Molina…

Madrid, day 1.

Again the distance between Toledo and Madrid was covered in super fast time on our AVE train. After finding our way out of Atocha station we came to the Metro. A kind local showed us how to buy a transit card and loaded it up for our journey. The way he organised it meant we…

Sensational Salamanca

After sitting in the totally photo worthy, magnificent Plaza Mayor, resplendent in fading sunlight for a well earnt drink we walked around Salamanca’s old town and its beautiful old buildings. The university towers (middle of this next photo) were very impressive. The ‘shell house’ on its right here is also a Salamanca landmark. Continuing to…