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TravelPod Member ReviewsMeiga Backpackers Santiago de Compostela
Couldn't have picked a better hostel for the weekend. Many of the visitors were on the tail end of their several week or month long walks to Santiago de Compostela. I enjoyed the opportunity to have a family at this hostel. Everyone could eat meals together and there was a nice informal area to hang out. Would definitely recommend. Staff is very helpful.
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... answered in Spanish, and I was about to leave when it struck me that her Spanish was kind of slightly American-accented. So I asked if she was from the US, and she and her husband both eagerly started chatting in English, as did I. These were actually the first Americans I have met and spoken to in person in eleven days, and it was surprisingly refreshing to do so.
Their names are Danielle and Jeremiah, and they started this place, a Spanish ...
... the Botafumeiro which is the swinging of the huge incense burner. Eight men pull on the ropes to swing the burner high into either side of the apse. The smell of incense fills the Cathedral. This is to bless the pilgrims who have made it to Santiago. We read that the liberal use of incense was to offset the impact of the pilgrims’ lack of hygiene!
We stayed for the whole service of 75 minutes. ...
... staying in our room here. The dad's name is Alexander and he's very friendly. We had lunch at a cafe and just watched all the pilgrims arriving into town. Afterwards we ran into Mary and Linda again and went for a couple of drinks with them. Mary is so funny that she makes me cry laughing. She also told us that their albergue is a dump too. While we sat there, I saw Andreas and Flugia walk by. I left ...
... welcome shower and turn round.
Back onto the Santiago streets by 6:30 and after a saunter and thirst slaking we chose a suitable supper stop. The fare was hardly Spanish, save the starters dominated by sea-food, but it was welcome, tasty and not expensive. Back to the hotel, for a final round of you-know-what (I won twice!) and it was bed-time.
I'll complete the blog on Saturday on our return and will upload a few pics for your ...
... our bags for the day. We still had groceries left over and packed them into our bags for dinner this evening. Today's trail took us up/down hills, through woods and village streets. We only planned on walking 23 kilometers so we stopped in a town for an hour and waited for the grocery store to open. We needed 2 more items for our spaghetti dinner as we had leftover sauce from last nights dinner that we didn't want to go to waste. ...