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Travel Blogs from El Burgo de Osma
... is the best one so far. I had vegetable stew, which was a lovely mixture of green beans, potato and asparagus. White wine today and the usual crusty fresh bread. From the lunch, we hurried to catch the Benedictine monks singing the midday office. There seem to be about twenty monks in the group who sing beautifully and read a lesson (in Spanish of course). At the conclusion of the liturgy, a shaft of sunlight breaks through a window and ...
... but satisfying nevertheless! The day begins with a bus trip to the city of Osma, where Dominic, as a young man, became a canon. Much of the Cathedral has been rebuilt over the years, so not all of it dates from Dominic's time. However, the room housing the tomb of St Peter of Osma is of the 12th century, and is in excellent condition. No photos at all were permitted inside the cathedral. For lunch, a number of ...
This morning was spent exploring the beautiful city of Salamanca. We visited the two cathedrals, the Dominican monastery and the enclosed Dominican convent, established by wealthy widows in 15th century. Once again the weather is perfect, so walking the streets is a pleasure. Then a two hour bus ride to Aza (or Haza), during which we were shown the film, The Way, inspiring me once again to seriously start planning to ...
We have just spent 2 days in Madrid. It's a clean city with a very vibrant night life. Sunny and I walked and walked till we couldn't go any further. I visited the richest football club in the world with a mate - Real Madrid. We took a tour of the stadium and got to sit in the sub box and walk on the pitch. It was a great tour. Much better than FC Barcelona. Now we are on the bus headed towards a place in Spain called ...
... although we couldn't go into the main ones because it was Saturday and there were weddings either starting or finishing in each as we passed (we saw four in the space of 20 minutes). We didn't have time to do a guided tour of the cathedral (compulsory and complete with hairnets and hard hats because there was an open site renovation under way), but it was more of a hill top fortress than a cathedral judging by the outsides!
We set off south again, ...
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