Antico Borgo di Tabiano Castello
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... journey. I've been asked a number of times to give an update of the distance I've covered since leaving Canterbury on 1st June. It is difficult to be precise because there are wide discrepancies between the various guidebooks I've seen, but it won't be too far wide of the mark to say I've completed more than 1400 kms, with a further 4-500kms still to go. One of my guidebooks says that I will have covered half of the Italian stage some time tomorrow. Strangely enough my thoughts are ...
... for now I'll say simply that I am well, I'm making good progess and tonight I am sleeping with four other pilgrims - including a very special one - in parish accommodation in Medesano, not far out of the city of Fidenza.
Watch this space.
So the last few days have been... interesting. Unfortunately, Franci brought a virus over from Aus with him. Turns out in the 24-36 hours since we left, most of his office has been caught out by a nasty gastro virus which managed to take Franci down on Sunday and me 24 hours later. It was awful but we are both now making great recoveries and trying to make up for lost time! The sad thing was that because I was hit on Monday, it meant I didn't make it out ...
... tried. Betty also made sure I tried her porcini tagliatelli which was pungent and rich and earthy. Afterwards, Francesco and I shared some peach and hazelnut semifredo which was thankfully light and refreshing.
As you can probably tell, the eating is almost constant. I know everyone talks about this but it is hard to truly understand how overwhelming it is. I am learning fast to just take the smallest nibbles and only sip drinks slightly so my plate and glass are never ...
... used to be a Merchant Banker in Milano but has since retired from that and now works in one of the family restaurants. In apparently typical European fashion, 20 minutes from reaching Piacenza we stop at a highway rest stop for a caffe. And I'm pleasantly surprised by one of the best espresso's I've had in years... of course it also turns out to be the first of many for the day.
After dropping bags, showering and ...
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