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Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela
... got a taxi to the hostel and got a good night's sleep after the long journey and another long week at work for me. I lay on the bunk-bed listening to the sound of the rain bouncing off the terrace awning; every time I woke up it was still raining.
In the morning we had some breakfast and got our first view of the famous cathedral from the common room window. The owner of the hostel said to us he was going to tell it like it is: it rains ...
... friends for 5€'; to ones that only opened two months ago and in addition to group rooms of 6 for 10€, also offer twin rooms with ensuites, towels and sheets for 20€. Needless to say the search was always on for the latter!!! In this last week our search for our yellow arrows that have so reassuringly guided us all for the last four or more weeks in Spain, became ever more poignant as we became aware that after arriving in Santiago we would no longer have them ...
... and it is swung by a pulley with the help of 8 priests. It swings on the pulley over the crowd of people reaching speeds of 50 mph. They originally started this at every mass because with the pilgrimage and the homeless sleeping here, the church started to smell. It was amazing to see how fast it was going, and it almost reached the top of the church. That afternoon, we toured the top of the Cathedral, and walked on the roof. There really ...
... for a taxi to Finisterre. We discussed the fact that we had nothing to prove by walking today, after Muxia we felt we had completed our goal. Mike went up to pack and Hannah showed up for breakfast already packed, I told her about the possible taxi and she indicated that she liked to walk in the rain, this wasn't looking good. Two pilgrims came in who had left Muxia at 6:30 in the dark, they didn't look all ...
... By day 6 I could barely move my legs, nor could I really sit, because my bum was so sore from 6 hours on the saddle every day. But how do I explain that feeling of cycling into Santiago and finally arriving at the Impressive cathedral? Pilgrims were lying all over the square, just taking in the moment and I understood why - an overwhelming feeling of accomplishment. Sore muscles: yes Near mental breakdown: yes Family bonding: yes Worth it: yes ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility