Getting from Haro to Segovia, 23 July 2012



Haro to Segovia

It's not the easiest thing to get out of Haro, especially on a weekend. So we stayed till Monday. We could have stayed longer. Haro will get a big write up, later.

We caught our 12:45pm bus out of Haro, heading to Burgos. It was an easy ride and the scenery was awesome.

We got to Burgos at about 2:45 and were expecting about a 40 minute wait for our next bus to get to Madrid.  We went to the ticket counter, which had a quite long line, only to discover it was full, next bus out was at 5:30.  So, whatcha gonna do, we bought our tickets, put our bags in a locker and went off to explore.  Burgos warrants a good visit, its huge, and looks o be full of cool stuff.  The bus station just happens to be close to the catedral which is incredible, so we walked over, around, and in that. We were also close to the river, which is lovely, and has great walking spaces, and statues and monuments and huge trees full of birds,  So we walked there, and in two squares, and down a few streets, and then decided to go ahead and get lunch.  Good thing too, as it would turn out.

This ride was a little long, but again the scenery was awesome.  We got to the bus/metro station, made our way from bus to Metro, found a kiosk, bought our metro pass and found our first metro, rode it, got off, switched to the next and got to the location for the bus to Segovia. The ticket counter for the Sepulvida Bus to Segovia was a little tricky to find, but it all worked. We got our tickets and just did have time for potty breaks while the line queued to board the bus.

So here we are, 10:17pm,  looking at arriving in Segovia about 11:30pm. Should be just in time for the evening stroll.

It's great having internet at the bus station and on the bus.  I can key this up, I booked our room for the night, and we can look at a map and get our route from the bus station to the hotel,  As well as plan our events for the next 2 days.

5 comments:

  1. It is hard to believe that just a few years ago, we managed to travel without the internet. Now, it is so much simpler. Especially for people like me who dislike planning trips in advance.

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    1. I couldn't agree more about the internet Steve. We came with a general idea of what we thought we could see and do. We had our first and last accommodations set. So we are using the internet quite a bit to download maps, look up info, and book our rooms. It's actually saved a lot of hoofing it around with our backpacks going in and out asking about availability and pricing.

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  2. In Segovia, be sure and try the pine nut cookies. They're awesome.

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  3. Ok, I'll be sure to look them up. Hope they're better than the sardine paté I was told to try, and I like sardines!
    Thanksvfor the tip!

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  4. You seem to be making friends with the iPad! Are you getting used to it?

    I wish this technology was around when I went to Europe. Even in 2008, we didn't have smartphones and Facebook albums, and finding photos from my travels takes some digging. Ten years ago, I'd have been scrawling on postcards for a few friends. I agree with Steve... I don't know how we traveled without the Net.

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