TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Bergidum Ponferrada
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... of about 30 pilgrams all in the age range of 65 to 75 (no ****) PASSED us on the path. Then, to add insult to injury another group who were carrying 3 disabled people passed us too! Bottom line is we always end up at our destination even if it is a couple hours behind. We so enjoy our brief but plentiful chats with other pilgrams and they always leave us with a smile on our face. I hope we return the favor. Final warning about the picture below, you may want to avoid looking at ...
... day as my stone brought from home was to be left at cruce de ferro, 1504 metres above sea level, a famous landmark for pilgrims to leave behind whatever is bothering them. This journey is a constant roller coaster of emotions as straight after a very reflective an intense emotional morning at cruce de ferro, Margot and a young Brazilian friend Bruno were there and poor Bruno had done his knee, a 35 year old skydiving instructor, which would have contributed to ...
... to climb tomorrow morning to reach the crest at O'Cebreiro. At La Faba there was one Albergue with 35 beds and we were likely early enough to secure 2 of them. And boy, our legs had earned the right to some rest!!
The other choice was to dig deep to some lentil-soup fueled place, and find the energy to push on to Leguna de Castilla, another 3 kms up the damn hill. Laguna, however, had one Albergue with only 18 beds, and by the time we got there, we had less confidence ...
... of Molinesca was nearly enough to make me spend the night there as recommended by the guidebook and its main street was very inviting. However, after I had seen, photographed and touched the ancient Roman Bridge, I felt that Ponferrada was a place in which to spend more historical time.So I went the extra 6km and even after going over and through the mountains I still had plenty left in the tank.
And remember....."On all the peaks lie peace." Goethe
... They are like old friends although the fact is that the common ground in this case is the Camino and perhaps that someone speaks their language.
The hotel we are staying in is not American despite the name - it simply means Saint Francis. I have learnt from Daryl that the whole state of California was controlled by Mexico hence all the Spanish names in their cities.
I was just looking at some ...
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