Hotel Alfonso V
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... hill offering views of the surrounding area. As we got to this point and looked behind us, it was clear that a storm was brewing and headed towards us. We could see rain falling a few km behind us and moving fast. Matt and Evan put on their rain gear, but I remained hopeful, opting to only cover my bag but not my person. We were so close, I thought it wouldn't be a big deal if a little rain hit me. I was warm anyway... it ended up only drizzling, so I never ...
Albergue De Peregrinos. That's the formal name for the lodging along the camino for us pilgrim, and exclusively for us pilgrims. There are of course hotels and hostels, but for the most part we are staying in Albergues. Most municipalities run one, and in many villages there are private ones as well. You have also read about some run by churches, with hospitalos ... places to heal the body the spirit and the soul while on this journey. This is shared ...
... del Camino was awful. At La Virgen del Camino town, 8kms from Leon, the path moves into countryside, and with two alternatives for the Camino, through two different routes and towns, a war is being waged to encourage Pilgrims one way or the other. It was very, very confusing, and even after seeking directions, I took a very wrong turn, for nearly 2kms, and a lovely local man chased me down the road, for over a km before I noticed him waving ...
... room which had modern seating surrounded by old looking tapestries on the walls.
We then returned to the Hotel, stopping at the Museo de Leon, which is next to the hotel. We walked in, expecting to enter a museum but instead we were in a Mass, in Spanish. We quietly sneaked out and went to our room during the siesta time.
After 17:00 we went to the Casa ...
... carvings, statues and artistic works. Whilst being overwhelmed by the architecture and artistic brilliance I can't help seeing the financial waste, the political power the church wielded and the division created between the ordinary church goer and God. It seems such a waste when the Christian life is actually about a personal relationship that each person has with ...