Gran Hotel Espana
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We hear the alarm for 8am and get ready, shower and pack before meeting John and Jenny for breakfast at 9am. I look out the window and it's still pitch black, mornings are depressing in Spain. Lucky the sun doesn't go down until 7:30pm, so you don't lose too much of your day. We head down at 9am and see John and Jenny already tucking into some breakfast. We are finished within the hour, head up to our rooms to clean our teeth and grab our bags. We head off and check out by 10am. We ...
... us out, as John had enough on his plate to cure famine haha. The waiter comes around and asks in Spanish if we need anything else and we all in synchrony squeak "no!" Haha. We were rolling ourselves out of the restaurant and making our way straight to the bed to lay down and rest it out. We get back to the hotel, make a plan for the next few days and say our good nights. Aaron and I spend a little more time up in bed online before crashing out by ...
... dotted along a hillside overlooking the estuary The Old Town is dominated by the Castillo (castle) del Rey which dates back to the 13th century. Other buildings include the Provost Tower, the Hospital de la Conception and the present day Town Hall (formerly the house of the Inquisidor Corro). Wedged between medieval buildings is the very modern law courts and police station, which is interesting since most of the commercial and residential ...
... hostess, separated but now a semi professional walker (but with a strong distrust of the Olympians). Interestingly she started walking (did 1,200km from Le Puy en Velay earlier) following the horrible German Wings crash. Very affected by this but sensible and fun. Holly is a student studying Art in Tipperary, Ireland. Her unpronounceable friend met her for the first time 3 days ago and said she'd walk with her. No one will say where they are staying the next night, ...
By morning we were really itching to get out of this place. Literally and metaphorically.
We took a short walk to Villaviciosa, somewhere we took a wrong turn and ended up spending most of our walk on a narrow and winding highway. It was early enough in the morning that there weren't many vehicles, but enough semi's sped by to keep us moving quickly.
From there we took a bus to Gijón, and walked from the ...