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Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela
I booked another last minute trip away to Santiago de Compostela and this time invited my friend Victoria who has just arrived in Oviedo. We study together at Exeter so it was great to catch up with her again. It was nice to have a travel buddy too!
Instead of walking there along the famous Camino we took the lazy option of a 6 hour bus ride on Friday afternoon. When we arrived in Santiago it was raining heavily, surprise surprise! ...
... bridges into Portomarin provide a classic example of this!) it felt as if there is less of the complete abandonment of property to the forces of nature - however it is still most definitely there compared to how we treat buildings and property in Australia: quite interesting and something Ive not the opportunity/ability to talk with a local about. The other memory I will take away from this part of the walk is the enduring presence and smell of cow **** (sorry!) and silage!! ...
This past weekend was our last AHA excursion and our last time being together. Since every weekend there is someone traveling, this was the last time we are all traveling together, or spending the weekend together. It was sad, but we made the most of it.
We traveled on a private bus to Santiago, and arrived Friday night. I was paired with 3 other girls, so we had the entire top floor to ourselves. It was by far the best room there! ...
... The next day the rain decreased and actually stopped allowing us to enjoy the old city. We ventured through it and down into the modern part. Decided on the Punjab restaurant for dinner, a rare site in Spain is a Indian food restaurant. We were their own customers for most of the time we were there - food was fairly decent.
Off to Madrid the next day and on our last extensive train journey.
... my independence in Spain for ordering and shopping for
myself, particularly difficult with my dietary requirements. The others are a
great help but I wish I was able to do more myself. I took the afternoon to
myself and sat in a nearby café to use their wifi.
After my return we went downtown again for
a relaxing walk; we went past a supermarket and made dinner and 5L of mojito
for the night (we did not drink it ...