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If you are a shellfish lover, you are doing yourself a complete disservice if you do not put Galicia (and the whole coast of northern Spain) on your list of “must visits”. We have decided that La Coruna is currently on the top of our list of foreign cities where we could live (if only there were jobs, oh well!). It is a nice sized city …
... Well, unbeknown to us, Herb and Judy undertook a tour of the
roof of the cathedral and were clinging to the tiles when the storm broke out!
They arrived back at Hostal Alfonso absolutely drenched but elated!
In the meantime, the owners came home and we sat down in
their little inside courtyard for a long chat and a bottle of local wine. They
recommended a nearby restaurant Don Quichote and wrote down the dishes ...
... their elation with the family or loved ones. It is such a joyous moment that you would start the Camino yourself that very moment.
In a restaurant we run into a Dutch couple that is working at the Dutch Camino Society's Santiago home as volunteers for a couple of weeks. They invite us to visit their attic in the building where the pilgrims collect their final stamp and shield. "We receive Dutch pilgrims when they reach ...
... few seconds later, I realized I was not looking at the cathedral, but a monastery. As I turned my head left, I could see that we had approached the cathedral from the side. A few more steps and we were in the main square that boasts the grand entrance to the cathedral. It is a magnificent but weather worn building that thrusts its two main spires high up into the air. After a few minutes admiring the cathedral we made our way to the Pilgrims' Office where we were ...
... back I decided to follow the pilgrim trail into town and felt the excitement I lacked yesterday in my exhaustion!!!! Got to the cathedral square just after 9am before too many of the crowds of bus tourists arrived.
Massive impressive cathedral which has 4 beautiful squares on all sides.
There were a few pilgrims arriving into the square with backpacks from the albergue just 5 km out of town. Feels amazing being here and I actually ...
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