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Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela

Second night in Santiago.

A travel blog entry by michealhurley on Jun 22, 2015

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... lane in front of cathedral and there was a queue of about 80 walkers waiting in line to get their coveted piece of parchment. Pilgrims were from all over the World and of every age almost.
It's a pity there are so many people begging around Santiago including quite near the cathedral.
I enjoyed sitting down and watching the pilgrims arriving and strangers who met on the walk saying their farewell to new friends.
I felt like a cheat having come ...

13th – 23rd May 2015 – France and Spai

A travel blog entry by sam.wilson on May 25, 2015

67 photos

... be shown a green ticket and the police officer to tell me that it is €6 a night to stay. Only afterwards do we realise that this conversation might have been a little awkward for the police – two English people who speak little of the language, just out of the shower and only partly dressed, being interrupted while making their dinner. We had thought this was a free aire, so the charge is a little disappointing, but there is free water so it’s swings and roundabouts really. S ...

Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

A travel blog entry by susanvstravels on Sep 15, 2014

... grapes being brought in by tractor while we were there. 16 Sep. Catherine I attended the midday Pilgrims Mass at the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. The mass was quite awe inspiring, with 12 priests attending, a nun who with the most beautiful voice led the singing. But at the end of the mass, the most amazing & unexpectedly, 6 men hoisted the incense burner ( it was over a metre tall) & swung ...

Jimmy's Place

A travel blog entry by suncitygaltx on Sep 12, 2014

2 comments, 31 photos

... symbol, as well as a staff. Interestingly, there are many pilgrimage routes to Santiago, some starting in Portugal, France or Spain. You may have seen the 2010 movie, The Way, starring Martin Sheen and Emilio Estavez, which takes place on the French route.

The town was destroyed by the invading Muslims from north Africa in the tenth century, and completely rebuilt in the ...

6th stage: Padron-Santiago. The final push, 17 km.

A travel blog entry by jel2862 on Jun 10, 2014

11 photos

... us. It was great. KM 0!!!!! That was awesome to step on. We later went to mass and watched the incense being swung in a huge cauldron over our heads. The botafumeiro. Along they way we met people of walking foro 6 days to 6 months. The longest was 2 guys walking from Hanover, Germany. That was impressive but amazing that someone could afford that time off. I ...