by Evans Yonson
Last year, I went to Madrid to visit my alma mater, the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Somosaguas. It was the only plan I had for that weekend. I was to attend an international conference of a living theorist conducted by his avid Spanish followers. Another reason is seeing two friends: first my very dear friend, Josephine; and my first-time to meet scholar, June Cecille. June and I went to Segovia to see the world famous aqueduct and had lunch there.
This year, I went to Madrid again the same weekend as last year. I still went to visit my alma mater to claim that document that I have always wanted to get hold of many years ago. To my dismay, the document came in wrong. So I had to wait for another three months. I met up with Josephine again. This time around, my travel bug friend, Aaron flew in from London despite the volcanic ash cloud threat. The three of us went to Segovia not only to see that aqueduct but to have lunch there too.
So, what’s in Segovia that it has become an annual thing for me? Cochinillo!!! Aside from the Aqueduct (UNESCO’s World Heritage Site), another reason that Segovia is famous for is the cochinillo (roasted suckling). One of the famous restaurants that serves the best cochinillo in town is La Codorniz.