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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 …
... got a taxi to the hostel and got a good night's sleep after the long journey and another long week at work for me. I lay on the bunk-bed listening to the sound of the rain bouncing off the terrace awning; every time I woke up it was still raining.
In the morning we had some breakfast and got our first view of the famous cathedral from the common room window. The owner of the hostel said to us he was going to tell it like it is: it rains ...
... friends for 5€'; to ones that only opened two months ago and in addition to group rooms of 6 for 10€, also offer twin rooms with ensuites, towels and sheets for 20€. Needless to say the search was always on for the latter!!! In this last week our search for our yellow arrows that have so reassuringly guided us all for the last four or more weeks in Spain, became ever more poignant as we became aware that after arriving in Santiago we would no longer have them ...
... egg tortilla, and chocolate croissant, knowing this would be our last breakfast walking on the Camino. When we emerged we had liquid sunshine for a short while, then just the rain. It wasn't windy like yesterday,nor did we have the deep mud puddles, just a steady rain most of the day. Including breakfast and lunch we stopped at three cafés, plus one pilgrim statue point of interest to gather four more peregrino credential stamps. Although the way was still ...
... but I wouldn't want the man undertaking surgery on me. Now, really, this is the first and most basic lesson of the Camino. You won't get far if your brain and heart aren't in the game. So thanks for that useless advice, hippie-dude, you are very deep and meaningful. Go play on a zither.
It was Day 14 just outside of Bilbao when, while straining up a hill on a terrible path that I found myself thinking the inevitable thoughts - 'why am I doing this to myself?' ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility