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

Back on the bus - heading north

A travel blog entry by dreamalittle


... and quickly arrange a change. Santiago De Compostella - 8.30 we go on an optional excursion to Rias Baixas. Southward to the RIA DE AROUSA one of the deep fjord-like estuaries of GALICIA. Beautiful coastal scenery with beaches, vineyards, palm trees, and old stone houses. Visit a typical Galician granite 'Pazo' grand manor house of the old aristocracy, and the port of O Grove. In the afternoon we go on a tour of the old town of Santiago ...

Hello Saint James

A travel blog entry by mollytucker


... hadnt seen in weeks. That was actually happening the entire day. It was truly exciting to see those people you thought you would never see again, that you made a connection with and laughed and shared parts of life with. And here they were, celebrating with you the ultimate accomplishment. After the pilgrims mass we went to receive our compostela, basically a certificate of completion for doing the camino. This year, thanks to ...

Walking the Way

A travel blog entry by quinitch


... about the intricacies of the human condition. But in the end, you each walk your own pace, your own thoughts and your own reasons for being there. It’s a powerful lesson.

People smile knowingly and say, ‘you’ll come back and do it again’ but I suspect that this will not be the case for me. Am I glad I walked? Absolutely and always. But my lessons were ********. I’ll take the precious gift with me and pray very hard that I never have to learn them ...

Completing the Compostela

A travel blog entry by marymc21


... confirm that we were both alive and in Santiago. Dinner was a quiet affair, in the place that had lured us in with fabulous paella samples earlier. The interior left much to be desired, being a mishmash of everything from classical Hemingway lighting, to cuddly Peruvian wall hangings. It made no sense, and even a bottle of vino tinto and a pequeño café con orujo couldn't help (orujo is like Galician poitín, but legaler, since poitín is only legally distilled by ...

The Way Of St. James

A travel blog entry by tnaworldtour


... lasted my first few days. I had my heart set on tackling this journey alone and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to just have the time to think. Which is exactly what you do when you have 10 hours a day with you, yourself, and I. When I became bored with that, I distracted myself with educational audio-books focused on topics such as Spanish, religion, finance, history, and philosophy.

The daily grind gave me a tiny glimpse into what travel ...

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