Estalagem Santa Catarina
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... an extension of the Meseta of
Spain and less heavily forested than the hills country I was in over the
previous day and a half in the province. The area around Miranda is said to
have a regional language still in use in some of the smaller villages that’s
closer to old Iberian Latin than Portuguese or Spanish, which probably explains
why some signs in the area are in a weird second language.
... br> In the bar with no lights two days ago the lady gave us a card for a hostal. Looked fine online. Found it real quick in town and it's fab. More hotel like but we got a big room with twin beds and our own bathroom. This room is big enough for the two doubles we got the other day *laughing*. But it's clean and we have plenty of power points and we can open the windows. Tick tick tick. She does our washing for €5 and the cost of accommodation includes a 3 ...
... the sick people coughed and spluttered all night - buddy discovered window shut (stupid people) and opened - and what the heck we would still be away early anyway!
Shot down to kitchen and it was alive with the hospitalarios cooking up milk and toast and stuff - apparently brekky included - we didn't know (that's a hassle of the language barrier) - so had our brekky and Cola Cao and heated the croissants we had yesterday. Holy **** - I bit into mine and it had chocolate ...
... here have changed since we left the Extremadura area. No Hitos - either have some small stone markers or as of yesterday and today some 'fake' miliaros with directional arrows that can be seen a long way away so the grass doesn't hide them or the farmers knock them with their tractors and turn them the wrong way! This morning they had shepherds crooks with shells and gourds on them (the signs of the Peregrino) - adds interest.
The sight of Zamora is visible ...
... for a menu del dia as they were for lunch. Left the fellow a good tip - he deserved it!
Headed out with the Belgians who are going through to Zamora to finish their Camino we follow a disused railway for a few kilometres before turning into pristine farmland with patches of grains, canola, new ploughed fields and fallow ground interspersed with the odd vine paddock. The colours of the ground and the road are so ...