Semana 12: Los molinos, Windmills

The featured image is from my favorite part of this week. A friend surprised me with the opportunity to see the windmills from Don Quixote!

Don Quixote is a famous Spanish novel that was written by Miguel de Cervantes in the early 1600s. The main character in the book is a knight named Don Quixote. In one part of the book, Don Quixote fights with windmills, the ones that are behind me in the featured image.

Last weekend, a group of students and I went to Segovia, Spain.

This 2,000 year-old aqueduct is still standing! Incredible!

This is a view of the Alcázar de Segovia, the inspiration for Snow White’s Castle.

Fun fact: the Segovia Cathedral was the last Gothic Cathedral built in Spain!

After retuning to Toledo, Audra and I went to a café in Toledo called Central Perks. It is based off of the café in Friends!!

You sometimes find cats in Toledo in interesting places, like sunning themselves on top of a car.

This baroque statue outside of El Palacio Universitario Lorenzana has a great studious pose.

I had the opportunity to go to a conference this week with my supervisor from Santo Tomé. It was awesome to listen to presentations about food science topics in Spanish! The slide says integral focus in English. HPLC anyone?

Some of the bakers from Santo Tomé and I. Their creation will be coming soon to a Santo Tomé store front!

I am holding a Queso de Toledo. It does not have cheese in it, but the shape is similar to a wheel of cheese.

A few weeks ago, I tried a dessert called tejas. This week I learned that there is a game in Spain called Tejo or Hopscotch. We had fun playing for a bit!

Two Simple words:

marcapagina: marks pages, book mark

paraguas: for water, umbrella

Picture from my first 5 hour hike in Spain. Where’s Ariel?

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