Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela
Day 6- Amenal to Santiago 16 km
We left early this morning and entered the city before 11 am. As we entered the city we heard loud explosions in the distance. We learned it was fireworks celebrating San Antonio of Padua.
We caught our first glimpse of the cathedral through rooftops from the old city.
The cathedral's size is …
... bags into backpacks at 5:30, but I will miss the people I have met along the way, the beautiful scenery, great food and wine. The Camino is certainly a great experience for the mind and the body. I haven't found a set of scales yet but I'm guessing I'm about 4 kilo lighter than when I left Brisbane. I'm looking forward to getting some new clothes in Barcelona as I don't want to look at these same ones I have been wearing for the last 40 days again. Buen ...
... from native ceramics to bagpipes, sailing ships and more. Mariam took the train from A Coruna and we visited for almost 3 hours over coffee in an old coffee place called El Casino. Mariam told us it used to be a men's club. It was fun catching up with her!
We went to a tapas bar and had fried squid and mussels for our last taste of Spain. Tomorrow we head to Bruges and I will share with you some parting thoughts about my Camino ...
... among both noisy tourists and quiet devoted worshipers, reminded me that my own experience is what I choose to make of it. I love being present in this place. I can only take in so much at one time, then I want to go back to see again, see something more, see something deeper. I feel as though Santiago de Compostela peels away, revealing of itself only as much as one is ready to accept. I wonder ...
... walked 25km that day which was my longest walk so far as I had been taking it really easy up until then walking 20km maximum each day. Walking 25km was wonderful! It felt like an accomplishment and, at the end, there were only four of us in a lovely albergue – me, Matteo, Dannie and some old lecture-style German guy. Matteo and Dannie had been walking loosely together for several days (although they had mislaid each other just before Somo that day) and so our ...
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