Hesperia Isla la Toja
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... to give our passports to David. We enjoyed some wines in a small bar opposite while waiting. It was exciting to finally receive them. Our hotel was a five minute walk away and was a lovely surprise. Absolutely gorgeous rooms. We had a very quick shower then Betty, Denise, Veronica and I walked back to the cathedral for 7.30 mass. We planned to arrive an hour early in case it was very full. It seemed quiet but was very peaceful sitting there ...
... at San Xulian and likewise them us. We attended mass in the cathedral where the big 'Botafumeiro' was swung from ropes high up in the cathedral roof, a rare sight given that it only happens a few times a year and our finish coincided with the feast of St James. A candle lit to my grandfather and a visit to the Knights Templar tomb and like my grandfather, it was time for ...
... We headed out to walk around and get tapas at my favorite bar across from pilgrim office. We happen to run into Al and Sandy Stone from Williamsport. They were part of the crew we started with. We had a nice chat and then headed to the pilgrim museum. Very cool photos on first floor. Worth the 1.50 entrance price! More window shopping, got gelato, food for morning and headed in around 11:00. Stew actually finally has a foot problem, well other than the ...
... to function before the sun comes up! On the walk to the hostel not a single coffee shop was found, which is something that would have come in handy. The girls of the group stayed in a different hostel on this trip that was very close to the train station. Nolan and I, the only two guys stayed at a backpackers hostel on the complete other side of the town (a 35 minute walk). Over the course of the weekend, Nolan and I counted that we made this trek 11 times (more than ...
... They gave us an offering of bread at the end of the service which the pilgrims lined up for. After the mass we visited the tomb of Saint James and laid our hands on the shoulders of the Apostle in the High Altar. Other people were hugging the statue and were very emotional. After our Cathedral visit, we headed down to the pilgrim office where we were awarded with our Compostela's (certificate of completion). So this is the end of what has been the journey of ...