Well that was a frustrating morning, now we are off to catch our bus to Segovia! It's an hour and fifteen minutes to Segovia and we arrive in town at 5:45 and got off at the wrong stop so had to walk all the way into town, we figure out we have arrived when we look up and see a huge aqueduct towering above us, yep I think we are here. Carlos and Lorena, our hosts for tonight and tomorrow pick us up at 7:00 we do a quick night-car-Segovia tour before heading out to some bars. At the first bar Lorena orders a caña (small beer) with lemon,, an amazing new discovery for us. Since all of the beers here are simple lagers anyways it's nice to have a little more pleasant flavor! With our beers we get two free tapas, chorizo and a new one for us rice cooked in pigs blood...when in Rome, surprisingly not bad. I doubt I would ever order it just due to the mental bias but I would never be rude and turn it down if offered either. The next bar more cañas con limón and calamari and bread came with it this time, yum! During the middle of our conversation a 6 piece Spanish band came waltzing in complete with tuba for our listening pleasure. Oh how magical this place can be. Walking out to the next stop through the main plaza of the city and the first snowflakes begin to fall, we head in and order our wine and beer and decide on some fancier larger raciones instead of tapas. We had a lamb dish, a vegetable and curry dish, filo pasta filled with chicken and turkey and a baby eel and ricotta cheese dish. All were phenomenal and with that dinner was finished we walked back to their place had a hot cocoa and did a load of laundry in the small washer that is typically in the kitchen in Spanish homes, and no dryers, it's all hang dry here.
To end the night with one more snag, I'm using my new Spanish number for a call to my debit card company to clarify some of the fraud stuff and here minutes into the conversation the call ends and I get a text saying I have used up my balance...how and why is that even possible, stupid phone! Ugh, back to Tuenti on Thursday it is. Luckily Carlos let me use the land line to take care of the call and all is well again. Now after a long day of Ah hah moments, phone snags, and some amazing food it is time to rest up for a big day of adventure time in the morning.