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... in southeastern Turkey, Gobekkli Tepe, which turned on its head much of what we thought we knew about the evolution of human civilization. The amazing discoveries there started me on this path.
In college long ago I was taught that it was the domestication of agriculture that led to greater population densities for prehistoric humans, and the need to cooperate on irrigating, harvesting, processing, and storing the crops produced by ...
... br> the same guy and being South African bred, I tipped him for his troubles and for
looking after the car. All’s well that ends well!
Late afternoon, Maryln and I strolled to the cathedral in
the old quarter and did a little shopping. We took a tourist train to see the
city. As we neared the final stop, the rain came down in torrents and we had to
sit and wait until it died down before hailing a taxi.
... Padron, we spotted the first indication that we were in holy country...a bronze statue of a pilgrim, sinewy legs and arms, worn hiking boots, bedroll hanging over the top of his knapsack, cap and holding a staff. We rolled into the supermarket nearby where a van had just ceremoniously dumped a dozen youngsters who were gathering up their packs and putting on their walking shoes. Our guess was that they were going to walk this 23km stretch into Santiago, up to ...
... this last week also spoilt us with some lovely modern Albergues though did also introduce us on one night to a whole new interpretation of 'central heating' (ie one small heater in the centre of a 25 bed room!) Albergues are the 'hotels' for pilgrims which range in their facilities anywhere from some 35 beds crammed into a very small renovated church with minimal areas for ablutions or socialising and where one provides their own sleeping bags and hopes not to find any of ...
... name all this time...) It was nice and peaceful and classy, but I didn't feel that it was necessarily on the same scale as other five star hotels or anything, although I appreciated that they didn't discriminate against poor pilgrims with impoverished wardrobes. We booked ourselves in for dinner in the evening too! We went back to the hotel at about three o'clock and just read books and napped. It was glorious. Giovanni text in the evening to meet for coffee, so we got up and ...