Hotel Casino Chaves
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- Continental Breakfast
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Tennis Court
- Airport Transportation
- Kids pool
- Swimming pool
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Travel Blogs from Chaves
... with twisting roads on many levels. We get lost and Mrs. Merkel seems to have no idea where she is. We spend ages going round and round, get a fleeting view of the bridge in the distance and eventually get back on to the main road. We are staying at the Vidago Palace Hotel. The porter offers to clean our car for us. Its just what's needed, and its free. It is a huge building. It was built as a Spa Hotel in 1910 because there are mineral springs the and the mineral water is still sold ...
Home cooked brekky! Oh man - real brekky and hot. And buddy toasted bread we got from the bar last night on the heater. And ........... it was wonderful to have a heater to start the day. So cold!
We started this trip with it much hotter than expected - both thought woohoo lots of sun baking opportunities - problem was were we going to get a bed so onward ho! Then when we did secure a bed there was nowhere near these villages to sun bake anyway like we had last year. So we ...
... how right they were - this kitchen rocks! €8 bar bill and €8 bill for food for dinner - winning!
Okay up for the final 13km for the day - 27km day but doing it this way eliminates a 30+km day and then we have two days around 20km which are really rest days because we are in before lunch.
The final leg was a bit of flat and finish with a 5km climb which wasn't all that bad but managed to add 120 floors to Fitbit giving us ...
... passed on the way in. No wifi, no signal! So we order some soup, talk to fellow peregrinos who are going to walk on to Laza (making it a 34km day - and you think we're nuts). Order coffee - ummmm - get served instant - are you serious - didn't even look -no expresso machine here! - Arrgghh defo a no stop zone.
But the Albergue is beautiful and fairly new (and we find out owned by the lady in the bar that sells instant coffee) and they provide those paper sheets and pillow cases ...
Surprisingly, there were only five people in our dormitory last night. What a treat as we each had lower bunks and space to prepare to leave this morning.
Just to finish off last night, we decided not to have the pilgrim's menu and went to a little cafe only 50 metres up from our albergue that was recommended. Warren had the hamburger with the works while Richard and I had the chicken with chips and salad. Other than Warren, we had trouble finishing ...