Hotel Universal

Plaza de Galicia 2, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, 15706, Spain and Canary Islands | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela

A glimpse into pilgrims and hostals

A travel blog entry by travelswithelsa on Jun 22, 2014

1 comment, 8 photos

... to the day. We drove past the
medieval city of Lugo and turned off to a small village for lunch. Of course,
the server could not understand English and we were at a loss to understand the
menu. I happened to see ‘sandwiches’ written on the door and we pounced on the
word. AHA! She came out of the kitchen with a chunk of ham, a big hunk of cheese
and a head of lettuce. After more gesturing and fingerpointing and ...

Legs eleven - the final frontier

A travel blog entry by geoffnsteph on May 23, 2014

5 comments, 4 photos

... was an odd mix of religion for the few and tourism for the rest. Two visiting, (itinerant?) priests took part in the mass and one (Not the English one? Yup!) was told off for taking snapshots during the ceremony. Oh the embarrassment! The culmination of the service is the launch of the incense burner requiring numerous priests to pull on ropes like apprentice Tarzans while the burner swings down and up the nave showering the ...

Day 34 - The End (or Is It?)

A travel blog entry by ottawacouple on Oct 02, 2013

5 comments, 37 photos

... washroom in a newly renovated facility only 100m from the cathedral. Very nice! Soon after we found our room, Tammy and I were lying on the bed basking in the feeling that we had completed our Camino and that tomorrow we could sleep in - no more 6 hours or more of walking each day. After a quick nap, we toured around the old town, grabbed some pulpo (octopus) and queso Gallego (local cheese) for lunch and explored the many, many souvenir shops that all sell ...

Sitting tight in Santiago

A travel blog entry by marymc21 on Jul 31, 2013

4 comments, 11 photos

GUESS WHAT. WE'RE NEARLY THERE. We've gotten incredibly fast and strong over the last month, and as a result, we overshot ourselves and ended up staggering the journey over the last few days. Well. We could stagger no more. We delayed and delayed in the morning, by having showers (in the MORNING!) and not leaving the hostel until after seven (AM!) and being really slow about breakfast, and having phone calls from Australia. We basically did a lot of stipering around, as ...

Finally in Santiago

A travel blog entry by marieandpat on Nov 10, 2012

1 comment, 11 photos

... November 6th Pinor - Botos de Abaixo Hiked 13 miles As the previous nights accommodation was 4 miles closer to our next planned stop we anticipated a short day. We are not quite sure what went wrong as we ended up hiking 13 miles. Stayed in a nice hotel had drinks, dinner with wine and breakfast all for $90.00. Wednesday November 7th Botos de Abaixo - Silleda Hiked 8 miles Another frosty morning another uphill slog to get out of the town but ...

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