Gran Hotel Santiago
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Another short drive to Ferrol so we took a detour via A Coruna, hoping to enjoy views of the coast. We had a few but not as many as we thought we would. A Coruna is a large town that did not interest us.
However we enjoyed our exploration of Ferrol, even though it too ...
... from the mall. It is so nice to feel fresh and look good after going so long without. We finally feel human again! We are heading to Venice on Wednesday for a few days and then over to Rome. We booked a few places through airbnb which we have never done, so this should be a neat experience. It's like a hotel with a host :) exciting! We just had another feast with Todd and Raquel and now it's time to go shop our faces off :) fingers crossed I find a suit. Talk to you all ...
... backpacks. ANDDD Most of the women were caked in makeup (uh I hate you). Something wasn't right. Why were all these newbies all of a sudden joining the trail? Well apparently this was the last place you could join the trail and receive your Camino Compostella. Aka Most of these people received the same paper we did at the end. We walked 700+ kms they walked 100 km. This angered a few of us long haulers. That and the way they acted. They had not ...
... Tonight at the theatre on level 6 was an opera show. As we both do not appreciate the opera we decided to stay in and watch the only English tv channel (out of 20 tv channels). Tonight on sky news they were covering the lead up to the results of Scotland's referendum. Tomorrow morning when we wake up the results will be in! Extremely nerve racking and exciting.
We set our clocks back an hour and went to sleep. Next stop Lisbon Portugal. ...
... out how the vaulted roof of the cathedral there was built so that it would stay in place. I'm not sure why I found this so fascinating, but I've always wanted to go there to see it.
The English translation of Santiago is James. St. James the apostle is said to have brought Christianity to the Iberian peninsula before his beheading in Jerusalem in 44 AD; his remains were ...