It was a quick trip I had in Segovia, a city in the region of Castile and León, Spain. I just woke-up one morning and decided to go there. Since  it was not really planned and I don’t have any idea  how to go there, I asked a friend named Cecille what and where station of the train should I go.  She told me that I need to go to Atocha Station, one of the biggest train station in Spain and the biggest in Madrid.   Another question I had to her was, what bus or metro would I take to go to Atocha station? and so on and so forth..I took the bus but the bus number she told me to go to Atocha  was the  wrong one.    Like any other non-English speaking nations in Europe, not all people  in Spain can speak English. Thanks to this one lady who helped me which bus to take to go to Atocha.

To make the story short, I finally reached Atocha. To my dismay, it is not the right station to ride for a train  going to Segovia. After again a lot of questionings  for the  directions, I landed in Chamartin train station.  It was really an adventure I had last time in Spain. It  did not made me boring travelling alone in a big city like Madrid.

Finally,  I had my train ticket  and was able to reach  Segovia. Boarding in a high-speed AVE train, it only took 30 minutes from Chamartin to Segovia.  Since the train station is quite far to the city center of Segovia,  I took again a bus which is around 12 minutes ride  to where the main sights are in the city center.

It was a perfect weather since the sun was shining brightly. It was  a bit chilly but not really very cold. My fleece sweater was enough that time.  I did some hours sightseeing in Segovia. I guess around 3 hours. I  was not able to see everything but at least I did saw  most of the important sights in this city. One of it  is the Roman Aqueduct  of Segovia. It is a gigantic structure which I really find very interesting. I just saw it in a Spain travel book during my first visit  last December 2011. Last March  13, 2012,  I finally saw it  with my naked eyes.

The roman Aqueduct of Segovia during my visit last March 13, 2012. The Aqueduct of Segovia (or more precisely, the aqueduct bridge) is a Roman aqueduct and one of the most significant and best-preserved ancient monuments left on the Iberian Peninsula. It is the foremost symbol of Segovia, as evidenced by its presence on the city’s coat of arms.

This is where the bus stops  which takes you  back to the train station.


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Traveling has always been her passion. Ruby wants to share her travels, adventures and personal experiences in Europe and maybe from around the world. The reason why Europe Travel Pad was created. Discover Europe virtually through this blog and travel with her as the journey goes on.