Hotel Rua Villar
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... and wind instrument and drums and voice and other stuff, and people unabashedly got up and danced what looked like a cross between an Irish jig and an Israeli folk dance with great energy—and they worked out a way for the non-profit they work for in Tennessee to help them start a Spanish non-profit that allows them to run this center. There is undoubtedly some funding coming from overseas, likely Christian (non-Catholic variety), but they were incredibly ...
... room was not ready but we were given a map of the city and of the old part of town and headed off. We went first to the Market which is only open on Saturday mornings. This was vaguely like the Queen Vic Market in Melbourne. We didn't spend a lot of time there as Ruth wanted to get back to the Cathedral for the 12:00 mass.
Fortunately we had found seats by about 11:20 as the service started at ...
... Pension, which is like a B&B. That meant that we had nowhere to leave the bags s there is no reception, but the man was smart enough to use his dumb phone to translate for us and told us the we could leave the bags with him and return later.
Off we went into the old city and went into the Cathedral which is the finish point for all the pilgrims, including Jane and Chloe. It is a big and very impressive place, but we ...
... steps of thousands of pilgrims before us to stare up in awe at the cathedral of Santiago. We missed the Pilgrim's mass at midday by a half-hour but attended the next day after receiving our compostelas. Watching the Botafumeiro (incense holder) swing above my head, trailing clouds of smoke, and listening to the hymns echo through the church, I was awed at the magnitude of what we had become a part of. Since the middle ages, thousands have flocked ...
... 2am and we boogyed till the whee hours.
Sunday was a bit of a right off - with a train to La Coruna around 3pm and a bit of a nap before heading to cool bar on the water front with a small group of peeps and then going to the main square and having a post wedding dinner with a fabulous artistis show in the middle of the square. Really great atmosphere.
Monday we had a beach day with Anil and Yas (and Stella and Nina) and in the evening went to the first ...