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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 …
... There is supposed to be a ghost as well! I was amazed at the ceiling in one room which has been restored and shows the original beautiful painted decorations? The museum was also holding an exhibition of paintings by Alfredo Arreguin, a well known Mexican painter. They were unusual but very interesting.
We enjoyed wine and tapas on the plazas, especially one evening when a group of musicians from Santander in the north was having ...
... and they had a room and private parking in a garage around the corner. The garage was quite secure. Access via 2 locked gates, so approached the hotel with the proposition that we leave our car there for three weeks while we do the Camino. The owner of the hotel said he had a better idea, we should park our car at ...
... quiet town. It made sense as there is plenty to see in Leon and it has one of the finest cathedrals in Europe. We agreed with his idea and found our way to the bus station only to find the bus had left 10 minutes earlier. We had a wait of two hours before the next one. We were told that a taxi to take us the 20 km was 22 euros and as Warren had found 5 euros outside the bus station we decided to splurge on a taxi and a hotel for the night. We have been paying about 5-8 euros ...
... route". Finally found it with the help of a young man from Ireland- Rob. The alternate route was not great and we were pooped by time we got to Hermanillos. It called for a glass of wine and olives. Also a shower I am slowly understanding what being a pilgrim means for me: keep moving everyday with light steps, settling no roots, conversing with other pelrigrinos along the way. Everything you need (or not ) is on our back. It ...