Hotel Villa L'Arche
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... up a wee bit late. But Martin became friends with some lovely Spanish Grandmas that helped us pass the time!
A quick trip back and then the fun began for the evening!
We met a group of Erasmus students studying in Madrid from the UK and we had a great time chit chatting and sharing some wine at the Hostel. Turns out one of the girls had done an exchange in Banff of all places and the other had family in Calgary! Small world ...
... I had dinner with from Ibiza thought exactly the same as me so I called the waitress to ask if coffee was included in the 9€. The answer was no but she didn't even ask if I wanted one! I asked two Canadians if they were going all the way to Santiago to which they said yes. I then went on to say that they would love the food in Galicia. To my surprise she asked "as good as here?" "100 times better" I said. So tomorrow onto a 21km stage to ...
... platform further down from where the train was stationed and seemed a little apprehensive to get on probably because they'd never seen such a small train but the destination indicator on the side of the train confirmed this was the right one. The journey to SJPdP was very picturesque with mountain views and flowing rapids. It reminded me a little of the views in the film Deliverance with Burt Reynolds ...
... together. Pinxto is the Euskeran name for pincho (spanish for "spike" -ie, the toothpick) and it is pronounced "peen-cho."
Imagine you are in the US and you want to eat lunch at... Friendly's, for example. Your situation would go kind of like this:
-You drive the restaurant, park your car and walk in.
-You are seated by the hostess and given your menus.
-You are greeted by your friendly (no pun intended) waitress, who then asks you what you ...
... French have nice stuff!
I stayed at a lovely Bed and Breakfast where the owners were very nice and very helpful. The husband had a good laugh when in my confused language state I asked him in French, "Parlez vous Francais?" He said, "But of course". I meant to ask if he spoke English.
I will continue with my Basque experience in another entry. There is so much to share!
Love to All.