Hotel Castro

Formaris 22-23, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, 15702, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela

Camino de Santiago

A travel blog entry by sharon.bolton


... and pilgrims from all over the world. After they have tramped their way into the beautiful cathedral (the end point of the pilgrimage where the body of St. James the Great is said to be buried) they queue up at an office to get their official confirmation that they have made it. Mind you, I think many of them cheated as there was quite a few of them on my bus! They are easily identified by their walking poles and in some cases a large scallop shell on their ...

Salcida to Lavacolla

A travel blog entry by cropeterw


... the morning.

Went out for dinner after a rest in the afternoon. Initially we went to a Restaurant and sat down but left after two tables decided to talk to each across our table, we couldn't stand the idea of sitting there all dinner so we got up and left and went to another cafe that had a pilgrims menu. It was lovely and had a great menu of salad and pork chops. Richard had a chicken dish while Warren enjoyed fish. We had a large scotch ...

Aloha Pilgrims have Arrived!!

A travel blog entry by alohapilgrims


... for a while and enjoyed the monument and a very small old church. There were a couple of tourist busses and several taxis ready to take pilgrims into the city. We acknowledged the choices and then started the long downhill progress into the city. The walk into and through the modern city was anticlimactic and could have been discouraging if one lost the premise that we are in a modern world on an ancient pilgrimage and the two continuously intersect, sometimes ...

Walking the Way

A travel blog entry by quinitch


... as they enter the last steps of their Way and submit to the idea of halting. It is incomparable.

So, this is a description of my physical journey across Spain, but my emotional experience – the far greater aspect of the trip – was much harder.

On Day 18 in Santona, a hippie deigned to tell me that 'you can't just walk the Camino with your feet, you have to walk with -' and then he gestured towards his lungs and neck. I think he meant ...

Completing the Compostela

A travel blog entry by marymc21


... Mute Romanian swindlers, who did we bump into, only Brian!! It was brilliant to see him again, as well as totally surprising, since he was five minutes from getting a bus to the airport for his flight. Hugs were had all round before he had to run off. Next thing, who appears in the street, looking hirsute and sweaty, only Giovanni! More hugs were had, as well as some free paella samples, and we made plans to meet again. Finally, as we were just about to turn into another ...

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