Estalagem do Caramulo
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Couldn't possibly have fitted another thing into our day today. Left Oporto and wound our way to the Bucaco National Park. Would have been a beautiful place to have lunch if we had been there later in the day. Beautiful palace set among the park with amazing gardens. Arrived at Coimbra and saw O week in force again while visiting the university. Wish I could have photographed the library but the tale the ...
... arrival, but I have no real pains. Hopefully I'm ready for the monster stage of tomorrow. It's almost 40 kilometres to Porto (and that is not including the way to the hostel). My guidebook tells me to "be prepared for the long slog into the centre along hard city pavements..."
I will be because I am actually excited to see Porto and to be half way my ...
... so I can prove I've walked the whole stretch.
The woman of the old geusthouse (and bar, restaurant, minimercado, ... it's all in one) where I'll sleep tonight has a surprise for me... She has her daughter (age 8 -10, I have no idea) draw/paint in my stamp-book. It takes up the space of about 10 stamps, but I don't care because it just looks great between all those "boring" ...
Distance: 26 km
Santiago train ramp is a hot topic. Every conversation about our walk to Santiago ends with questions or remarks about the derailed train. I learn a lot of train related Portuguese words. It is of course very sad what happened there
I started alone this morning, like most of the time, and I'm the last one to leave, also like most of the time.
I meet a new traveler from ...
Maelhada, the destination of today is famous for its little piggies on the spit, so that's what I have for dinner. Not bad.
I stay in albergue Hilario, the first official albergue on the route (an albergue is typically only for pilgrims, where you can sleep for a very good price and where you'll find everything a pilgrim needs at the end of a days walk).
345 kilometers to ...
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