Gran Hotel San Martin
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGran Hotel San Martin Ourense
Hotel is very central and we were greeted by polite staff who checked us in. We stayed up on the eighth floor and the room was clean and tidy. It was fine for a great price and suited x5 weary pilgrims grab a night's sleep before hitting the Camino Sanabres early next morning. No complaints here!!!
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Two years ago friends Neil Armstrong and Craig McGuicken travelled to Galicia in North West Spain where we walked along the 'Camino Ingles'. (http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/m 00nman72/1/tpod.html) Shortly before leaving we decided we wanted to dedicate the walk to the Robin Menary Foundation for Brain Tumour Research and between us we managed …
My foot is starting to hurt and so I opted for the shorter, 14K route to Dozon. I will miss seeing the Cistercians in Oseira but I wasn't sure that I could get there before noon when they close to the public. Also the climb out of Oseira is very challenging and I am a little tired. So I am off without a map and just following the signs, I have made it 5k already without problem. The route ...
... In Ourense after th e Roman Bridge there are two different routes. Legend says that the Peregrinos selected which path based on which route was bing taxed by the Bishop. I took the Northeast route which was actually 22K. It began with a lovely crossing of the old Roman Bridge followed by an incredibly steep climb. But the weather is fabulous so it wasn't that bad. I missed a turn and went about 1K ...
... or third Camino. Bob and Elizabeth both started in Seville and JM started in Cadiz. JM made 1001K walked in Xunqeira de Ambia. The Camino is amazing because it is beautiful, solitary and very demanding. The people that you meet are very different and focused on the Camino. I have yet to be asked where I work or anything about home. All people want to know is where you live, where you walked from that day and where you are going tomorrow. Tomorrow is short but ...
... cafe-bars on the Camino. The owner makes a shell for each Peregrino and hangs it around. He also played country western greatest hits when he found out that I am from Texas. After a pretty steep descent, I ate lunch at the beautiful village of Vilar de Barrio. All of the houses had flowers. I ate lunch in restaurant by the square and started off on the very flat part of the day. It was pretty hot. As I sat by a fountain, ...