Its 7.40 pm now and I am sitting in my room in the Parodores Hotel in Alcala De Henares with all my luggage strewn around me . In a few hours post dinner, I will be packing again for my marathon journey back to India. My last night in Spain and am lost in the castles and churches of this country. The hotel which sports a contemporary design was once a monastery and later on a prison . Alcala De Henares is rather charming and is an University town.

I was invited to Spain by the Tourism Board and the flights were sponsored by Turkish Airlines who upgraded us in the last sectors. We landed almost a week ago in a wet Madrid and it was rather cold and damp when we reached Avila, but the blue skies soon greeted us. We went to Segovia and finally landed in Alcala De Henares today . My favourite destination this time around was Avila, an extremely quaint charming town which is also a World Heritage Site. Tomorrow, we will be boarding the Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul from Madrid and from there to Mumbai and finally Bangalore. I do secretly wish for an upgrade now as well.. And three flights and about 36 hours from now, I will soon be with you again…Meanwhile, here is a snapshot of Avila


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