Hotel Rua Villar
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... us at the top in the parking lot! There is also a 'water-balanced' funicular to carry people up and down the high hill, built in 1882. There are water tanks under the floor of each car at the top and the bottom, that are filled or emptied until just sufficient imbalance is achieved to allow movement. The car at the top of the hill is loaded with water until it is heavier than the car at the bottom, causing it to descend the hill and pulling ...
... feel the power and history all around. The line to touch the statue of St James was like a ride at Disneyland. We opted to sneak down into the crypt to view the sarcophagus of his remains. We lit a candle and knelt in prayer and had a more intimate experience. After some brief souvenir browsing, we walked with our packs to the bus station...to my surprise…to meet ...
... and she tried to teach the crowd some of the tunes before the mass, but it's debatable how well we performed. I was only la-la-la-ing for my part!! The massive incense burner that takes seven men to swing is only lit during holy years (when St. James' day lands on a Sunday - it landed on train crash day this year, you'll remember) so I was a little disappointed at only seeing the rope for that. IT'S SO UNUSUAL TO HEAR SEAGULLS AGAIN!!! One just flew past the window! Before ...
... 237;as where we were to start our walk non-stop; this was the steepest walk of our journey to O'Cebreiro and then on to Alto de San Roque. This was a climb in excess of 600 m. Luckily it was a very picturesque countryside with a river or creek, with dark cold water, a trout river! (and how could I not think of my dad when it was just right for him to stop and take out his fishing rod). We did a slow and steady climb and I was very happy that for the first 3 days we ...
... the day started to heat up but there was always a nice breeze blowing. The countryside was beautiful and we passed through many small villages. They seem to be not as far apart as they have been in the past. The buildings are starting to look more modern and you can tell that we are nearing a modern city.
As we were walking, a man and women came up along side of us and started to talk. Debbie had noticed the ...