Hostal Alfonso

40 Pombal Street, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, 15705, Spain and Canary Islands | 2 star hostel
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Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela

The Camino de Santiago for Cheats

A travel blog entry by jessie-7

8

... rain are nearly always mentioned in the same sentence. Galicia in general is well-known for being damp and cold for most of the year, but this makes it a very green and beautiful part of Spain. I'd really like to go to the Atlantic coast sometime as it's supposed to be really spectacular. Being right on the edge of the continent, Galicia is hit at full speed by the Atlantic weather that carves cliffs, bays, headlands and arches into the ...

Santiago de Compostela - Arrival!

A travel blog entry by kbrooksy

10
31

... but also ourselves. Ultimately, the biggest thing is to live every day, not just survive it (and in the process enjoy walking on the 'grassy bits' of life!) Lastly, thank you to Jill and all of who over the last few months have supported the other key objective if this 'pilgrimage' which was to raise money for cancer research. With your help we have raised $9,640 - almost the $10,000 I had thought to be ambitious! (Just goes to prove another thing I've learnt on this journey - ...

Santiago de Compostela

A travel blog entry by slbrown17

24

... we all just hung out in our room, playing games, talking, and just hanging out together. The one thing we all really miss about the States, is going to each other's house and just watching tv or hanging out. Since they don't have visitors or friends over, we can only meet in pubic places. So, we always take advantage of being together.

Saturday we toured the Cathedral. After seeing so many Cathedrals on this trip, this was ...

Walking the Way

A travel blog entry by quinitch

5
28

... plans in tatters, I just followed their lead.

Not long after Bilbao, I had my first day of rain, an interesting experience making a nice change from the heat but certainly not really enabling views. The following day, I ended up at the Guemes albergue because about three different people mentioned it to me and then, everything changed. Guemes is a special albergue with a total focus on community and reflection. But that wasn’t what changed for me. It was ...

Completing the Compostela

A travel blog entry by marymc21

7
25

... also met the young Irish girl from Clare, and German girl. They hadn't registered for their compostellas at that point, so they hadn't been counted in the numbers called out, but they start in SJPDP. Fort Collins had fallen victim to both a bad leg and an illness that confined him to bed, so he wasn't with them any longer. The Blues were also stipering around, but we managed to evade them. We had a quick look around the tourist shops, and in the process of avoiding a pair of ...

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