Hotel San Carlos
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... to eat at our Senator Gran Via 21 hotel. 8/6/14 Sunday. Madrid city tour. 8.30am We join this second Madrid city tour because it takes us into the Prado. After the guide finishes we stay until 2pm. (The Thyssen may not be quite as large but I think it has a broader scope of big name artists from more countries). Then a stroll through Retiero Parc and the Salamanca district, stopping for a meal on the way - back to our hotel around 6ish. Monday ...
... Very welcome drink and churros on top. The rain seemed to be holding off, despite the odd drizzling spurt. Down through the outskirts of Santiago and our first glimpse of the spires of the Santiago Cathedral over the rooftops.
We were trying to get to the cathedral for the daily pilgrims' mass, hence the early kick-off, and the unseemly haste to reach the town centre and a welcome bar stop for a hamburger lunch. We did arrive at ...
... as they enter the last steps of their Way and submit to the idea of halting. It is incomparable.
So, this is a description of my physical journey across Spain, but my emotional experience – the far greater aspect of the trip – was much harder.
On Day 18 in Santona, a hippie deigned to tell me that 'you can't just walk the Camino with your feet, you have to walk with -' and then he gestured towards his lungs and neck. I think he meant ...
... We have all been told to keep clear of meetings, especially as the police presence looks menacing. But you can’t stop Miryam, who joins the procession calling for the rights of the worker’s.
As we are passing by the Universidad, we are invited to attend a concert offered by the School of Music. The main hall of the university is impressive, and we enjoy our classical break from the routine.
... Santiago de Compostela is a pilgrimage site for people who walk el camino. The church is gorgeous and holds the tomb of St. James the apostle. It was fun watching the people come off the camino with big backpacks after having walked for 33 days. Several even brought their dogs on the camino. Before Mass there were several stations for the sacrament of reconciliation. Each priest had a sign posted ...