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... know, the region of Galicia is
known for its cloudy skies and endless rain, and because of this, combined with its green landscapes and Celtic influences, it is often referred to as the Ireland of Spain. Yet, it seemed that we brought the sun from Murcia along with us.
In Santiago, we meandered through the beautiful streets, where there was always
music playing it seemed. We watched
sunsets, had a few visits ...
... it houses are of the Apostole Santiago (St James/St Jacob). It has been a pilgrimage destination since IX century.
We had a chance to see the relics, touch the statue of Santiago behind the altar and look around. We have also visited the Cathedral museum with quite impressive collection of artifacts. All that interleaved with quiet strolling on the medieval streets, great seafood lunch and generally leisurely afternoon. The ...
... to giving pilgrims who have completed the Camino de Santiago a location to hang out, use the Wifi (which wasn’t working when I arrived, which made it much more exciting to have someone to talk to for them, of course), make coffee or tea, use the washing machine and microwave, and generally decompress after walking the 500 mile Way. They essentially help people feel at home after what is often a soul-changing journey. I took one of their “Debriefing ...
... After a few rounds we decided to hit the cobbled lanes to really experience the sights and sounds of Santiago. The majority of the shops were either a Tapas bar or a souvenir shop with lots of tacky items for sale cashing in on the Camino. After seeing enough paraphernalia dedicated to every saint, sinner and everyone in between we needed a drink and something to eat. The Galician seafood in the area is really showcased with lots of the bars having fish tanks or ...
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