Since I only had plans for the first half of Semana Santa, I really wanted to take advantage of the open days of the second half of the week and do some exploring. I had never been to Segovia, even though it’s an easy day trip from Madrid, so I dragged Luis and we went for the day! (More like the afternoon 😉 ).
I had heard that Segovia was great, but for a day trip, Toledo is better. So with all of that, I wasn’t expecting to be as impressed as I was! There was so much to see and I loved all of the little streets, strolling around the Alcazar and seeing the Aqueduct. I don’t know what I expected with the aqueduct, but it was absolutely incredible- so big!! And it’s incredible that it was made so long ago with no cement. That’s some impressive engineering!
We arrived right around lunch time and headed straight to El Fogon Sefardi, where we had a reservation. It’s part of a hotel, and I would have probably never chosen it on my own, but I thought the food was awesome. My parents highly recommended it when they were in Segovia, and raved about the Sefardic-inspired restaurant. (hehe^^) Luis was skeptical that it would be “touristy”, but my parents are picky restaurant-goers, so I trusted them. 😉
We shared the Sephardic Menu del Dia, which started with a really tasty salad full of interesting fruits:That fruit in the middle? Ate the entire thing and it tasted both sweet and like I was chewing on some leaves haha.
And these little stuffed-phyllo triangles that were delicious!!! On the menu, they are called “surtido de filikas sefardis”They’re quite pricey on the menu, so better to get them as part of the menu del dia!
We got back to Madrid around 9pm and I was asleep by 9:05. I woke up at 2 am starving, ate a rice cake with cheese, and went back to bed for a dreamy 13 hours of sleep 🙂