As we already knew Segovia well from my birthday minibreak, we decided that we would take a day trip with my parents. After a mini ticket drama (you can’t print tickets at Pitis) we were on our way, spotting deer, eagles and storks from the train. After some directions from an old man with one tooth, we walked into town from the train station and headed straight to our favourite bar – La Taberna del Fogon Sefardi. This is ‘the’ place to eat in Segovia: tasty, huge, interesting, gourmet tapas at bargain prices. I’ll take their guiso de ave in filo pastry over cochinillo any day. Then we wandered around the cathedral, juderia and of course the aquaduct in glorious winter sunshine before zooming back to Madrid on the AVE.