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... out how the vaulted roof of the cathedral there was built so that it would stay in place. I'm not sure why I found this so fascinating, but I've always wanted to go there to see it.
The English translation of Santiago is James. St. James the apostle is said to have brought Christianity to the Iberian peninsula before his beheading in Jerusalem in 44 AD; his remains were ...
... sights and pleasant gardens. We lined up for a tour of the cathedral to look over the tomb of Saint James and explore the history of the church with the informative audio guide. The church was started in roughly 1015 and what you see today has been extensively added on over the centuries. It was an amazing church and up their with the best cathedrals we had seen so far. Also having experienced the culture of the Camino over the last couple of weeks was probably ...
We found a place for dinner quite close to our hotel. Most of the diners had paella which was a great change from the pilgrim's meals that we have been having for weeks. We will now have to cut back from three course meals with wine and bread to something more reasonable to balance the lack of walking. It is hard to believe we have finally stopped, much to the relief of many people who are carrying injuries.
There is a festival on and we tried to get ...
... made us feel a bit disoriented and several times we realised we'd been wandering in circles when we reappeard in the same square or recognised a shop we'd already passed a few times! Despite its size the cathedral was surprisingly hard to find. We knew it was nearby as we could hear bells sounding the hour and sometimes a tower peeked out from behind a small building. All those poor pilgrims! Imagine finally arriving in Santiago after ...
Last night our entire group went out for a fabulous seafood feast at an incredible restaurant called "Don Quixote's". Dinner started with a plate of Pimentos and bread (they never stop serving you bread over here; morning, noon and night) Next up was Lots of delicious seafood including shrimp, prawns, gooseneck barnacles (very good), crab and scallops and each done a different way in awesome sauces. Lots of wine and stories were shared about the trip and even some singing by the ...