La Casa de los Arquillos
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Travel Blogs from Vitoria-Gasteiz
... old house this year and is slowly bringing the building back to life. He's a camino veteran and has completed the walk thirteen times and has volunteered at the other local albergue countless times. I wish him the best of luck in his endeavour. There are only two other pilgrims with me at this albergue. Frank from Sweden and Ana from Switzerland. Frank is a bit of a bohemian and feels at one with nature. He carries around a pole with ...
... sardines. I made sure I had plenty of food to take with me in the morning. The next day I had 31km ahead as I opted to go past Los Arcos and continue onto Torres del Rio. Los Arcos isn't as picturesque as Torres Del Rio so I'd recommend you do the same. One of the highlights of the walk was the "Fuente de Irache" where you have the option of either water or wine. Pilgrims are free to walk up to the taps and take refreshment ...
... my entry about the first time walking into an airport alone feeling like the first time driving alone? Well, that day was easy - because within a matter of twenty minutes I found the rest of the americans with whom I was traveling. My first REAL solo flight was from Sevilla to Bilbao, and oh my goodness, it was nerve-wracking.
I took the autobus solo.
I went through security solo.
I waited in the terminal solo.
I got ...
... Saft - besser geht's nicht, oder?
Auf unserem dem Frühstück gefolgten Stadtrundgang haben wir ein paar interessante Dinge gesehen und gelernt:
- Die Menschen hier in Vitoria sind sehr nett und hilfsbereit ("May I help you" von der Seite, wenn man mit der Straßenkarte mitten auf der Straße steht...)
- Das Wetter ist sehr wechselhaft in Vitoria (Sonne, Regen, Schnee, Wind?!)
- Man findet an vielen Ecken bunt bemalte Häuserfassaden, die Farbe ins ...
Najera has a wonderful church-museum built into the hillside. Kings and queens are entombed inside, and there is a great cloister where each arch is uniquely carved. We almost missed it, but decided to wait until it opened at 10. Then we only walked a few kilometres to Azofra, a small village with two restaurants. The hostel here is unique in that all the rooms have only two beds -- they might better be described as dormitory cubicles, with ...