Be aware when calling overseas!!
Spanish phones are very, very expensive when calling overseas. After spending in phone booths a lot of Euros, i learnt my lesson!
A friend gave me a number that he uses and he gets much cheaper rates.
I call through this number which is 902 99 53 01, from any land line or phone booth, and all i pay is just 4 cents a minute at nights and weekends, or 6 cents at daytime. It is also so easy to use, i have been using it for 4 months now. Highly recommended!!!
I've used it to call the US, UK, France, Italy and some other places where i have friends. I think they have more than 60 countries, so chances are yours will be listed.
When you dial the number,902 99 53 01, and then get the operator, just press 1, and 00 plus your country code and your friends number. Believe is worth it! I think you can use it form a mobile phone also with rates around 20 cents a minute or something like that.
if you want details or list of countries the page is www.iCallCheap.com in English and www.TelefonoBarato.com in Spanish. just check it out, you'll thank me :)
- Work Abroad
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Check the train times!
If you are travelling from Madrid to Segovia, make sure that you check in advance the return train times... after a certain point, the return trains will run only once every 2 hours.
Since the station is quite set apart from where the central medieval town is located, there is a fair walk back to catch your train. We managed to miss a train by 15 minutes, therefore spending another 1 hour 45 minutes hanging around in a bar opposite. (Although it had delicious tapas at reasonable prices!)
Very officious Traffic Wardens
This guy was the driver of the little converted hairdryer (sorry scooter) that you will have seen in my transportation tips (no, I'm not bitter, he didn't ticket me!)
He was ticketing anything in site and I think he got three cars whilst I was in the square, and then when i walked down to the Alcazar, he came roaring up there too and started ticketing cars, only this time he had a friend in a car to help him.
Anyhow, the moral of the story is make sure you only park in designated areas, and if you park in areas bordered by blue, make sure you have a valid ticket stuck in your car window! Blue lines indicates pay parking.
- Castles and Palaces
- Historical Travel
If you are driving in Segovia, take care, there are some really narrow streets, and will have to fight to dont damage your car... You better leave your car at a parking and just walk...
Si vas a manejar en Segovia, debes tener cuidado, hay calles que son muy angostas y vas a tener que luchar por no dan~ar tu coche... Mejor dejalo en un parking t camina...
- Historical Travel
- Arts and Culture
Cold weather in winter
Although we visited Segovia by the end of March - it is Spring already - weather turned out to be very cold and somewhat windy making it seem freezing!! So be prepared for cold days - don't forget a good coat, scarf and gloves as you will definitely need them.
Parking inside the old city can be quite difficult. At least on Saturdays (when we visited) as everybody seems to be enjoying this beautiful city. Parking spaces are not much and those few are full. If you are travelling by car make sure you park it as soon as you see a free parking space. Afterwards you may walk as everything is near and city is pleasant to walk, even on cold days.
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