Hotel Les Pyrenees
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Les Pyrenees Saint Jean Pied de Port
Hotel Ramuntcho we LOVE you! Oh, what a clean, comfortable, and convenient gem in the center of the old town. The proprietors here are most pleasant. They served a generous breakfast of fresh orange juice, warm flaky croissant, baguette with a variety of jams, mild soft cheese, yogurt, and cafe au lait (allowing us to proportion the coffee and steamed milk!). After a delightful night of much appreciated horizontal sleep, we devoured our meal before we even considered taking a picture.
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... br> "(The) first stage is one of the most strenuous and is a veritable baptism of fire into El Camino and Spain. Don't worry; millions of pilgrims have gone before you to pave the way."
I'll try and keep these words in mind if I have difficulty sleeping tonight. At this stage I am calm and just really keen to get started.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu
Got to St Jean PDP by a combination of little train and bus replacement. S &J had booked us into delightful old fashioned inn just inside the town walls. Had a late and delicious lunch on the terrace before going on an exploration. Bought ponchos, collected our pilgrim passports and walked up to the citadelle, the imposing fortress intended to protect the low passes between France and Spain. All set to go early next ...
Well I start at a disadvantage today. Despite exhaustion last night, I had very little sleep. My bed was very comfortable and our evening meal delicious, but I think my body was just over tired and couldn't give in to slumber. But the Camino calls and today we walk 22 kms to Zubiri. We headed off at around 8 a.m today and once again the Way Markers are excellent, easy to find. I passed a cow shed where the girls were all lined up, having their breakfast and ...
... and lots of other gorgeous flowers to see. Lots of bird song too although I cannot recognise any birds except the cuckoo, which we heard again, but as I began with the audio book I probably missed other lovely bird sounds. We stopped for a lunch break and took ibuprofen for my foot followed by paracetamol later! After 6 hrs we arrived in Estella and took 40 mins to find our hotel. Had a bath with the laundry again and thought ...
Every ounce does count on this trip and as a matter of fact I was slicing and dicing up my year 2000 vintage backpack. I cut out a few elements that I know I can live without. It sort of felt like what I may have been feeling when as a child when I cut one of my braids off, a wee bit of hesitation.
As a matter of fact as I type this, on the bed next to me a fellow pilgrim ...