Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela
... the Hostal Suso where we are staying. We then joined the queue of pelegrinos outside the pilgrim office to get our Compostela, which is the certificate given on completion of the walk. The line was quite long and it took just under 2 hours to get the compostela. Well we've made it ......finally. It's funny, there is a feeling of elation but also sadness as this part of the holiday comes to a close. I won't miss the early morning wake up of pilgrims ...
... hours, undisturbed by snoring pilgrims.
We said our final goodbyes to Marcel and Sylvia at the train station this morning and made plans to see Mariam from A Coruna. When I was teaching high school Spanish we did a student exchange 22 years ago. Peter was not feeling well today so rested in the hotel. I went out for short forays and came back to check on him. I went to the Museo do Pobo Galego ( Museum of the Galician People) and ...
... joined us at the noon pilgrim mass today where lo and behold a Camino pilgrim, a Bishop from Philadelphia, co-celebrated the mass! Mom, dad, and Bill went to the noon mass on Wednesday when the Botafumeiro was swung. Unfortunately, it will not swing again until Tuesday; I know Allen was disappointed. Stepping into such an architectural treasure and one with such profound historical ...
... seeing anyone. Arrived at hotel by 1.00 today so have the rest of the day to rest and explore and do some much needed washing. Olivia has enjoyed filling up our Camino passports with stamps along the way. There is no need for maps as the paths are very clearly marked. We are now half way so God willing we will make it all the way. We are very lucky as it has not rained yet, but it is supposed to in the next couple of days. We have had crisp mornings, sunny hot days and cool ...
... Due to tree growth and urban sprawl, this is no longer possible; but we will catch our first glimpse of the city of Santiago here. The following 5k pass through the outskirts of the city, up the steps of the cathedral, and inside in time for the noonday Pilgrim's ...
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