Hotel Alfonso V
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... hostal that was part of a monastery. There are nuns that reside there, but they are cloistered. We never saw them and I have no idea what they do--other than make little cookies that are so ridiculously priced I have no idea who ever buys them--like 9 euros for two dinky cookies. What are they thinking? Just down the street, however, there is another church and monastery-turned-pilgrim-hostal. This is actually run by five youthful, ...
... chain. As we pull alongside the entrance we are gobsmacked at how beautiful and majestic the building looks. It was built in the 16th century by King Ferdinand as the headquarters of the Knights of Santiago, and it's highly decorated facade is very impressive. The reception area is just as magnificent, with extremely high vaulted ceilings, and beautiful furnishings, lighting and artwork - it felt like you were walking into a museum. Then we were shown to ...
We are not in Leon but in Fonfria. We are all well.The great event today has been th eascent to O Cebreiro, very emotive! Great views from the pass with forests and many small villages. Breakfast at the top.
Then it rains and on goes the wet gear. After all this is Galicia, the most mysterious region on the camino. In a village near the border i overhear two charming old ladies exchanging greetings in ...
... the feeling I get). Nothing big or exciting happened at the lunch but I guess I felt more normal than I had in a long time. Later that day I got to pick up my parents who came to Leon to visit me. We went out for tapas and after their jet-lagged selves went to bed I went out with my friends Kate and Sam and two Spanish teachers, Juan Pablo and Victoria, for a few more tapas. And there it was again, this feeling of normalcy. I had ...
... and it is a relaxing and fun day. Then I go home and my Spanish work week is over. Whew! Well, not completely over, I do tutor many classes at home in Leon but I’ll save that for another blog.
I used to get frustrated or bored at my school and I often felt like an awkward American girl that randomly shows up Monday through Thursday. Sometimes at coffee break teachers still look at me like an alien sea creature (from a ...
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