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TripAdvisor Reviews Santiago Leon León
Travel Blogs from León
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 …
... up only two days since we had been almost 15 km behind having stayed in Sahagun. Apparently Justin had engaged in a day of silence the previous day, not saying a single word. Garth had taken up the slack though and had told the entire story of his life straight through across 7 hours of walking without stopping, all in loud proclamatory speech. "YOUNG GARTH, A CONFIDENT CHILD, WAS NOT SCARED...etc." I was (sort of) sorry I had missed this performance although I ...
... are best left undefined. At about 05:30 it starts. Someone rustles and the sleep spell is broken for all. Everyone, packs and unpacks and packs again. Everyone has a routine. Everyone knows that everyone else here is busying themselves with the same task of swearing at how we have too much stuff. As bikers T and I are often last to leave. We watch as the place clears, the hospitaleros, volunteers who run the church albergue's, give a personal send ...
... of white daisies with yellow centres that remind me of Sophie and make me smile. All wild flowers were exclusively purple, white or yellow. And the odd red poppy. Never any other colour poppy have I seen in Spain, only red. It seems quite discriminative. It was stinking hot and dry and windy. Really windy, and a head wind was blowing pollen and red dirt road dust in my face for hours. There was no protection from the sun for the whole way, it ...
... emperor, was its commander for a few years.
As one walks around the city you can see brass sandal prints. These show that there are Roman ruins below. There are also brass shells, showing the Pilgrims’ Way. We also saw plenty of For Rent or For Sale signs and too many Liquidation signs in shop windows.
We were pleased to find that the Museum at the Real Colegiata de San ...