Hotel Santiago Apostol
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Santiago de Compostela. Yet, because of
limited time and funds, as this trip was amidst taking finals and at the end of
our stay in Murcia, we decided to visit the city directly.
We flew to Santiago
and made our way to our rented house, which was pleasant and accompanied by two
snuggly cats. To my surprise, it was
quite sunny when we arrived, and during all of our trip. For those of you that
... and joyful. For many the 600,700 or 800km Camino De Santiago was finally over.
For us it was also in a sense over as well. Although we did not walk camino we have sort of followed the Camino Norte (San Sebastian, Bilbao, Santillana del Mar, Oviedo, Ribadesella, Vilalba were all on "The Camino"). and we have seen the camino markers on number of occasions.
We have visited the Cathedral of Santiago first. The legend has it that ...
... answered in Spanish, and I was about to leave when it struck me that her Spanish was kind of slightly American-accented. So I asked if she was from the US, and she and her husband both eagerly started chatting in English, as did I. These were actually the first Americans I have met and spoken to in person in eleven days, and it was surprisingly refreshing to do so.
Their names are Danielle and Jeremiah, and they started this place, a Spanish ...
... in Europe. All time as you overlooked the plaza in front of the cathedral pilgrims would arrive. Pilgrims came in all shapes and sizes from all nationalities around the world. Some are dad and daughter, whole families, husband and wife, man and dog and numerous middle age mates on mountain bikes. To see their joy and jubilation for completing such a magnificent walk and obviously spiritual followed by hugs, tears, laughter and many photos was a nice happy ...
... some of these tombstones date as recently as 2011. In fact, as we were leaving the cathedral, a funeral procession arrived. This would surely have to be an influential, affluent or person of nobility to be able to be buried in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela! Of more relevance, they and their descendants will have likely gifted large portions of their income or capital to get such a prime spot.