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The drive to Leon was a good opportunity to prepare for our Camino. As we depart Madrid the landscape becomes dry with curved dusty tracks riddling the terrain. In fact it is not unlike an Australian scene and but for the monastic outcrops which randomly appear, we could be in the Monaro.
Soon after leaving Madrid City a huge granite …
... building tomorrow for our next two nights stay.
Even though we were tired we explored the city. Our first impressions are that Bilbao is a more thriving, lively city. The streets we walked here looked tired and poor. There was a football game on TV, between Madrid and Barcelona and lots of people were watching it in the bars and from the street. We also saw groups of men in costumes who we think were in town for a musicians get ...
... refrained from morning showers and it seems to be working; wet feet equals soft skin which equals blisters...apparently. Anyway, after a late and slow breakfast I did a tour of this building and accompanying church and cloisters; beautiful! Part of the outer wall forms a section of the original city wall built by the Romans. By then the rain had set in so I hung out here for a little while until it cleared and then I headed off to the cathedral with Sharon. It ...
It's 2:30pm and I'm sitting outside our accommodation for tonight in Mansilla de las Mulas writing this whilst sipping vino tinto and eating olives...I know! Who would have thought I'd ever put an olive in my mouth but here I am doing such a thing...they are delicious! And yes, I know it's only 2:30pm, considered by some to be a bit early to be drinking vino tinto, but you know, all I have to do is walk another 18 kms tomorrow so all is good :) Three French people just ...
... James whose soldiers provided protection for the pilgrims. The original building was demolished in the sixteenth century and the construction of the present building, on the original site, commenced in 1515. Google "Paradore Leon " - a truly amazing place to stay - it is quite overwhelming to be living as part of history. We spent the afternoon wandering around Leon and had dinner at the Paradore - amazing restaurant & ...