Hotel Santiago Apostol
Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela
... and I were going to the pilgrim office to get our Compostelas and we wanted to be there early before the queue grew. So we headed off at 7:30am and arrived to a small queue. They opened the doors promptly at 8am and 25 minutes later we had our Compostelas in our hot little hands. I can't believe what an emotional experience it was!
We returned to the hotel and had breakfast and then split up to do our own thing. When I went to my room after breakfast the key ...
... our packs from storage as you can not go into the cathedral with your packs. On our way, we passed a cafe advertising a buffet lunch for 9€. We ventured in. The food was so delicious and there was no ham on the buffet. There was a Galicia soup, several different types of fish, chorizo sausage, egg over peppers, steamed vegies, spaghetti , dark bread, salad, and a yummy dessert. We kind of over did the eating but it was so good. Settled into ...
... friends for 5€'; to ones that only opened two months ago and in addition to group rooms of 6 for 10€, also offer twin rooms with ensuites, towels and sheets for 20€. Needless to say the search was always on for the latter!!! In this last week our search for our yellow arrows that have so reassuringly guided us all for the last four or more weeks in Spain, became ever more poignant as we became aware that after arriving in Santiago we would no longer have them ...
... guide. In the huge square in front of the cathedral, you could watch pilgrims arriving and their various reactions to finally 'making it' all the way. Some were quiet and sat or lied on the ground, others jumped for joy, all-in-all a fun event to pilgrim watch.
The audio guide of the tour of Cathedral was interesting and we wandered through the place following the guide for about an hour.
Dad wakes me this morning. The sun is beaming in through the open window and I am confused about the time. I was still awake at 4am with the thoughts and every step of the past 11 days racing through my mind. He tells me we should get to the Pilgrims centre near the Cathederal as close to 9am as possible to get our Camino Certificate before the crowds of day trippers come streaming in. Good idea. I roll out of ...
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