Address: Pombal, 44, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, 15705, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela

"You Must Be Nuts", or, Why I'm Doing This

A travel blog entry by samcohon on Jan 20, 2015

3 comments, 1 photo

... a grain-based diet, and no bones of domesticated animals. What they have found is a great number of the bones of game animals, wild animals that had to be hunted and brought there to be cooked to feed the workers and worshippers at Gobekkli Tepe. That means these hunter-gatherers had to assemble, create a division of labor in which some hunted game while the others worked on building this religious shrine, and that they could only continue the work ...

Old friends, botafumeiro and farewells...

A travel blog entry by kymmurphy on Jun 10, 2014

2 comments, 49 photos

... arrived as we were putting on our backpacks to leave. We confirmed with her we would wait at a designated place and we would all walk into Santiago together.

She seemed happy with that, so we continued on pausing to browse a souvenir stall near the cafe we'd stopped at. We walked through a couple of other small villages, through more forests of gum trees, always keeping an eye out for Sharon, but she was not to be seen.

As we were walking toward ...

God only knows!

A travel blog entry by roamingfree on Apr 24, 2014

3 comments, 20 photos

... 230469); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(77, 128, 180, 0.230469); -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; ">We spent several hours doing the whole audio tour of the cathedral which I can thoroughly recommend. It certainly fills in a lot of the gaps in the story. Back in the 9th century, there was not a lot here, just a small medieval hamlet. In the forest nearby lived a hermit. The year is about 813 and one night he saw bright lights in the forest and ran to tell the ...

Santiago de Compostela - Arrival!

A travel blog entry by kbrooksy on Nov 22, 2013

10 comments, 31 photos

... this walk has been that of the sheer time involved and the way it forces us to slow down and really look and consider the things around us and how we feel. This is something that it so very evident when you have already had the benefit of being on the road several weeks and you meet those who are just starting out. While we are all so different, the mirrors such interactions offer are difficult to avoid; how 'busy' and 'focused' we are on the activity and the 'end game', ...

Completing the Compostela

A travel blog entry by marymc21 on Aug 01, 2013

7 comments, 25 photos

... our hotel instead. Fantastically, our room was ready, and the hotel is both lovely and central. There's a gorgeous bakery just next door, which could be trouble, but has only been joy so far. After changing into non-pilgrim gear, we bought some savoury pastries and headed back for the cathedral. The plaza was now COMPLETELY full of people. groups, buses, gimmicks, trinket salesmen and hustlers. A set of pilgrims we're calling 'The Blues' were also hanging around, and since we ...