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Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela
... bus had just gone to refuel and change drivers so when my heart rate settled down I had time for a coffee haha. Beautiful scenery along the way and arrived in Santiago in the early afternoon. My small hotel was lovely, right at the entrance to the old city and the main gateway for pilgrims entering from the French route. My room had a long, windowed balcony and from there I could watch the pilgrims tramping in. Great atmosphere in this historical UNESCO listed city filled ...
... any rhyme or reason why. Many people have had to stop because of their injuries, but we saw the little Romanian grannies today walk past so they will make it.
A special thanks to Peter Wall at this point as I will get in without any blisters over the 800 kms. I have put on a silicone gel on my feet each day along with the toe socks and for some reason have been spared. Richard and Warren have not been so lucky but nothing will stop them ...
... None of that mattered. We had the choice to call a taxi every time we encountered a road and yet we still walked on.
When we reached the outskirts of Santiago we noticed many of the pilgrims stopping to take a picture. As we approached closer someone was kind enough to take our picture too. Just prior to this point we had walked around the end of the airport and then back into a light forested area. When we reached the monument at the top of the hill ...
... to get their Compostela certificates and therefore derisively termed ‘tourigrinos’. You can pick them – they’re a little bit too clean and neatly dressed. Walking those hundreds of kilometres did not make any of us more tolerant, I’m afraid.
Even in the presence of the tourigrinos, walking in to Santiago de Compostela defies description but you can stand in the square in front of the Cathedral any day of the week and observe hundreds ...
... I could finally buy heavier things and some souvenirs. The phrases of the day: A- Having breakfast: a usual client arrived at the bar and asked for a wine. The bar man asked him "abres la boca o te pongo un vaso" (are you going to open your mouth or shall I use a glass). B- Australian guy during lunch saying that he had tried both Galician tequilas. The yellow tequila and the white tequila...which they are not of course (orujo and orujo de ...
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