Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center
Travel Blogs from Barakaldo
There were 5 of us in our room at the Albergue last night, with a few more in the room across the hall. I knew something was different and in the morning and realized that no one had snored during the night. I mentioned it to the young Italian and he said it was a miracle. I suggested the five of us should all travel together. As I went out to search for a cafe, Margaret was having a hot water and watching the sun come up. She said if I wasn't ...
... speaks English, it is very intense as you are friends right away, you may never see them again or you may see them at different locations. Always glad to see each other. I'm finding that I can actually remember a name after meeting someone here. Marg. started at Bilbao so just getting started. A good days walk today, about 20 Km but a lot of pavement. Got to a real nice Albergue in Liendo about 4:00 and in time ...
... peregrines there are and how each of them just keep coming! The administrator said 72 were here yesterday! I think we we about 60 . The y are great ! They provide beds, showers washing. and dinner! Oh and breakfast! It I was such a relaxing lace after a 28 kilometer walk! It almost felt like a hippy commune! People everywhere of sizes and origins! It is a chilly night near the mountains! We were given warm soup for dinner! I think it is going to be a good ...
... wheat flour crepe, and folded differently.
So today the day was a drive in the on-and-off rain, down near the western coast of France and into Spain. I had arranged a night in a smal hotel in Mondragon, but it took us, once we got to the town, another hour and 1/2 to find the place, and that was WITH a GPS as well as mapquest written instructions. But, it was well worth it. Dinner is served here no earlier than 8:30 p.m., and tonight was just ...
... the volunteers who came to open it were late and that was a test of patience when you're hot/sweaty//hungry/tired etc. ;-) I had this great conversation with this older Spaniard who was doing the Camino in camper-van; he was lamenting the state of the world with individualism and consumerism etc., and contrasting this with the Camino where there is so much time to be with yourself and to reflect- it's true, you passage most of the day alone.
Brendan McManus SJ on ...
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