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... was surprisingly long, steep and very picturesque. On coming down the hill we planned to avoid the mid day heat and visit the aquarium. The aquarium had a fantastic maritime museum section which even will enjoyed which explained about fishing traditions and whale hunting in the area. San Sebastian is known as the food capital. We have had 2 meals out whilst being here. The first place, I can't remember the name, was pleasant although the service was ...
... it a second as its about 30 people that had to sleep on the floor or look for other accommodation that night.
> > The Camino, as far as I have seen it, has very little to do with meditation and contemplation. Due to the masses of people that now adventure themselves to do it (thanks Sheen and MacLaine!!), the albergues are well overflowed with travellers.
> > In most places they don't even require the Pilgrim Passport ("Credencial") anymore ...
... rainy and cool but
we buckled up and hit the road. As it turned out, we were only 65 km
from the city of Santiago de Compostella. This the city where the
remains of the Apostle James was buried. It is the third most
popular place for Christendom. First is the Vatican, Holy Land in
Jerusalem and then Santiago de Compostella. It is also the end of
the Camino de Santiago (the pilgrim walk). This is the city where
the pilgrims walk and ...
... already been there for a few days since it is a week long festival.
The boys that traveled with us were set on the fact that they would participate in the actual running of the bulls (which was SO smart, since at least two people on average get killed each year from being gored, and majority of them being American tourists). Luckily, we didn't get there early enough and they couldn't run. We tried to find a spot on a fence (still dangerous since bulls frequently run off ...
I am so sad to leave my friends here in Pamplona! I stayed with Carlos (another Couchsurfing success story), and in three short days became inexplicably attached to him, his girlfriend Helena, and his friends Arantza, Miguel, and Ruben. They are such amazing people and let me into their lives completely. When Carlos gave me a set of keys to his house, I couldn´t help asking him how he could trust a ...