Celuisma Los Tilos
Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela
... 8216;tomato’ and remembering ‘mustaso’ from the day before (mustard for our
hamburgers!), we were in business. Actually, we recognized some species of fish
on the menu and two of us got fish sandwiches as well.
We spotted a few pilgrims en route, including one who was
obviously overcome and was being carried to a waiting car. We also saw the
trail on a few occasions.
We arrived ...
... wafting perfume. I suspect this is the bit most of the visitors are looking forward to and on cue, there was much clapping and wonder.
Service over, we mooched through the narrow streets, queued for a good while for our "certificate/compostela" and some of us managed to stray into every shop in sight, while others yearned for a siesta. At last, after a beer stop, we trooped off to our hotel, Nest Style, (nice name, eh?) and ...
... same things. Then we toured the cathedral. The building is very majestic with an impressive display (not sure what the right word is for it) at the front behind the table where the priests prepare communion. As I write, we have returned early for 7pm mass to get a good seat in hopes that the priests swing the botafumeiro in tonight's service. The botafumeiro is a large silver incense burner suspended by a cord. The burner is ignited and swung back and forth in the ...
... back home, before leaving Arco. And despite taking two big long breaks, we still ended up at Monte Do Gozo before 12pm. There was absolutely nothing to do there, and the imaginary shopping centre we'd dreamed up (where we'd get un-wrinkled, un-sun faded, un-smelly, un-slightly yellow clothes, as well as tooth floss), didn't exist. So we made a decision to keep going to Santiago, but to stay in the suburbs. We still haven't seen the cathedral or been in the old town, so ...
... day as both our bodies are rather tired. It 's currently windy, cold and raining but we hope it will pass by the morning. Thursday Nobember 8th Silleda - Ponte Ulla Hiked 14 miles Weather forecast projected a wet day but fortunately it was sunny and the rain held of until we were an hour from our destination. Staying at a Casa Rural which is also a winery with a 400 year old stone wine press which is still in use. Friday November 9th Ponte ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility