Araguaney Gran Hotel
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Santiago in sight We're ready for the final assault in the rain , and follow the path in the forest, fragrant again with dampness and eucalyptusy smell . Not many people to shout Buena Camino to today . And action replay at the final stone to mark the distance, more pics, this time in rain . The going starts getting tough due to rain and fatigue …
... turns, and it felt like we were gradually working our way there ... "sneaking up on it", as D said.
The sun was going down, and it was even more buttery than the morning sun we've enjoyed almost every day of our riding ... it was almost a canola coloured evening.
We had known from photos and videos we watched months ago, that the entry area to the Plaza was down a set of stairs and through an arched passage-way. We could see it ahead of us, ...
... need even than the needs for safety or extra food or the security of following a leader.
Which led me to wonder just what made a place holy, and what it would be like to visit places that were holy before we humans in any way civilized, or even sedentary. And to also imagine visiting places that are holy now, and everything that has been holy in between.
And so began this quest to experience the holiest places on earth, explore what ...
... to John's enthusiastic overtures. "Are you emotional? What are you feeeling? What are you feeling?" he says as he throws his arm around her shoulders. A few mintues later as he is relieving himself by a treeshe sings out, "Are you emotional John? What are you feeling? What are you feeling?"At the city entrance we stopped for lunch as a group where the jamon, vino and good cheer flowed freely. Even those that had been muttering about going straight to the hotel to dry off ...
LAST DAY!!! We had not planned on getting up early but many noisy people were getting up at 5am so we joined in the exodus. Had our breakfast of bread, cream cheese and yoghurt and made bocadillos of cheese, ham and tomato. We set off in the dark at 6.45am! The first part of the walk was on paths through eucalypt plantations and we had to go carefully in the dark so as not to lose the path. At 7.30am we 'popped' out beside a road with a handy bar – good because ...