Hotel Alfonso V
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... for a lovely, well earned lunch, but after waiting for too long at an unattended taxi stand, we decided to walk through old town to find a central, busy, active square to have lunch (outside) and enjoy some people watching.
We found a great table (which was not level ... they never seem to be here on the cobblestone) and ordered first a bottle of wine (a Rosado), and then a meal. We had barely had our first sip when we realized we ...
... significant. Churches had been much darker prior to this, but this Santa Maria broke the mould, and included an extraordinary 1800 square metres of jewel coloured glass, that depicted stories to the illiterate in picture form, and flooded the church with colourful light. It was dazzling. Like many gothic structures, they hadn't quite got it right, and it almost collapsed. A 60year long restoration and structural rebuild saved ...
... to change and for the first time in over a week, small hills begin to appear and in the distance mountains which will be a feature over the next couple of days come into view. Towns and villages here have great names including Santibanez de Valdeiglesia and San Justo de la Vega. As we arrive into Astorga, the sun is setting on a long walk of 32 kms (20 miles), the longest on my Camino and I am very tired but happy with a great days ...
... and sat with Steve and Cathy from Albany, NY. They are walking all the way to Santiago and are three days ahead of schedule to meet their return home by Oct 6. Steve is carrying ashes of an older friend who died while walking the Camino several years ago. Steve and Cathy both just retired earlier this year. Planning an early start tomorrow (if it doesn't rain)! Walked today: 11.7 mi. Walked 2014: 237.7 mi Walked total: 285.0 ...
... they (this applies even if you are eating alone guys). So today, Leon, super short trip into town to meet up with the Canadian couple Bruce and Darlene for breakfast at the Parador in Leon. The Parador is a historic building that has been 'rescued' by the government run parador chain and is a four or five star hotel. This was my treat to myself after walking for 21 days straight without a rest day. Just the history in the place is fantastic. Bruce and Darlene had also found ...