Gran Hotel Los Abetos
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... in the shade against an old building across the plaza, took our shoes off, and just sat there for about an hour realizing what we had just done. I have a rather vacant feeling about this at the moment. We are standing in a long line (almost an hour now) at the "Officina de Peregrino" where we will be interviewed before receiving our "Compestela". I understand the official organization works hard to uncover fraudulent claims of the distance ...
... thought, I'll be right back". I exited quickly down the stairs, and worked my way back around into the queue.
Back up the stairs.... full on hug.... head on shoulder.... "let's see, where did I leave off... oh, yes... and I also want to thank you for telling me I wasn't done before and to come back and talk to you later, and I want to thank you for "this" - that was really cool!, and "that" - I never thought of that before!", ...
I have arrived in Santiago de Compostella today after 352km walking. Unfortunately, due to lack of internet on the way have not been able to send any reports on my progeress.
Flying home on Sunday, full report will follow then.
Sufice it to say now that I had a fantastic walk, totally different from the camino frances which I walked four years ago
... 192, 227, 0.230469); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(77, 128, 180, 0.230469); -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; ">Santiago is derived from the ancient Latin words, "Sancti Iacobi" meaning Saint James. Compostela from "Composita Tella" meaning Burial Ground. Throw it all together and we have "the burial ground of St James". Santiago de Compostela is a world renowned pilgrimage destination and yes, once again, UNESCO World Heritage!
... the private albergue as the kitchen was more adequate than the municipal albergue. Showers and hand washing complete, we head next door to the bar for beers. Oh, so delicious!!! We make a game plan for dinner and head back to start preparations. Dinner was great and we were even able to watch some TV during the meal. After cleanup, we head out to walk the town, grab another beer at the bar and sit at the riverbank near the ...