Hotel Rua Villar
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Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela
... by how few pilgrims were on the path given the increased numbers of recent days. It dawned on me that many people start out earlier than 8am, our usual time, in order to reach the cathedral for the 12noon pilgrim mass.
I walked alone for the first 6 kms enjoying the morning serenity alone with my thoughts staying as focused as possible on the present moment...focusing on the sounds, sights, sensations and scents in my immediate space. As I walked through ...
... the city proper. More than five huge concrete undulations house mainly air, next to a museum, a library and archives, a performing arts centre, administrative offices… and there is still more to come. The road to get you there reminds one of the Charles de Gaulle airport concept: a long drive to see everything from a different angle, before you get there. Regional pride is even more pompous than nationalism.
... language is very colurful.Ended up staying in the atmospheric outside seating chatting with other pilgrims also eating there and catching up on my blogs. Met a lady who had done the northern route on her own which is very difficult and not busy. She had a few days where she saw no- one and was son,Kelly and then had a lock guy try to assault her on a deserted tram and she had to fight him off. She was 60 years old and so brave and continued ...
... day (for two) and you could easily do it for less than 50.
Language: If you do not know any Spanish, it would be well worth while to learn a little before you start, as found in a brief travellers' glossary. There is less English spoken in Spain than in most other European countries ... considerably less than in Portugal, for example. Some restaurants have English menus, but in others there is no menu at all. There may be half a dozen dishes available, ...
... person but this one was very good. It had a honey-balsamic vinaigrette with mixed greens, tomatoes (I dont eat tomatoes), sardines or anchovies (I dont eat those either but I tried them...yuck!), radishes, olives, pine nuts, and raisins. Yum! For my entree the clams were THE BEST IVE EVER HAD (at least in the top 3). They came in a sauce that had the texture of applesauce but I have no idea what was in it. I was enjoying the food, the wine, the scenery ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet