Conde Luna Hotel
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... And even in a place with a population of 130,000 and goodness knows how many tourists and pilgrims, I bumped into people I knew! There was John and Carol, walking with Richard and Sherry from North Carolina and also the two guys from Kent I met by the hammocks and Tom from Brighton, now without Aiofe. You can tell the pilgrims, even when they've changed out of hiking kit, as we all walk a bit like John Wayne, especially ...
We wanted to make ourselves caved-out. :) Especially Greg - He is very much fascinated by caves. So we visited Cueva de Valporquero - about 1 hour drive north from Leon.
What can I say... This cave has amazing stalactite/stalagmite formations everywhere and the size of the cave is ginormous. Greg thinks it was one of the most stunning caves we have visited. For me, yes, I agree, the ...
... clock on the hour and they alternatively dong the bell, to signify the time. But back to the chocolate. Chocolate with Spanish almonds is king, and the most popular type. I've been nibbling on an 80% with almonds from Leon, and I haven't found a better one here yet. The milk chocolate is awful, but the dark is seriously good. I returned to Gaudi restaurant again, and had cod stuffed peppers with pimento sauce for dinner, and wine from Bierzo Region, where I'm headed. Yum Astorga, ...
... a monastery founded in the twelfth century to provide lodging for the pilgrims traveling to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. Tim and I had a hard time finding the Camino route when we got off the bus. Enthusiastic, well- meaning people kept sending us in different directions and we found ourselves traveling in circles. We finally backtracked to some yellow arrows I had sighted earlier and ...
... El Cid.
Celebrations in honor of El Cid were held last night - Cidiano 2014. In Spain there is always a reason for festivities. Like Pamplona, people of all ages lined the night streets eating and drinking. It was almost impossible to move. The hostel doors closed at 10:30, so pilgrims had to keep their partying to a minimum. Most are too tired anyways. The festivities went on all night. When I woke up at 3:30 am, firecrackers were going off. This morning the ...