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Travel Blogs from Aveiro
... about the bats which live in the library eating all the insects (which could harm the books) at night, more than made up for it. Very strange. The guide who took us for a tour of Tomar and Fatima was very quirky and we were glad we didn't have to pay her per word she spoke as she would have cost a fortune. Had a nice welcome dinner at the Fatima Hotel. Too tired to do the traditional night rosary this ...
Distance: 30 km
Today is another 30 kilometre stage, nothing new and I'm well rested after the short stage of yesterday. There was something new though: it rained for the first time! It was more a little drizzle than a proper shower, but it was nice and refreshing nevertheless.
The arrows guide us along ...
... so I can prove I've walked the whole stretch.
The woman of the old geusthouse (and bar, restaurant, minimercado, ... it's all in one) where I'll sleep tonight has a surprise for me... She has her daughter (age 8 -10, I have no idea) draw/paint in my stamp-book. It takes up the space of about 10 stamps, but I don't care because it just looks great between all those "boring" ...
Distance: 26 km
Santiago train ramp is a hot topic. Every conversation about our walk to Santiago ends with questions or remarks about the derailed train. I learn a lot of train related Portuguese words. It is of course very sad what happened there
I started alone this morning, like most of the time, and I'm the last one to leave, also like most of the time.
I meet a new traveler from ...
... to ring the bell. The owner opens just for me. I buy a few single pieces of fruit and he washes them for me, great!
It's the first time the arrows point me to a completely different route than described in the book. I decide to follow the arrows and I arrive safely where I have to be. Finding those way-marks and following the path has become a real habit by now. Only in bigger cities it's ...