Parador "Hostal San Marcos" de Leon
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I know it is only a few days since I blogged (with my ´billy the bedbug´experience as it has been dubbed by some fellow travellers - who are all now, by the way, also avid mattress and pillow inspectors at ALL establishments regardless of appearances! And yes Satty, while we all need company.....some I can do without!! ,-) ) but I just couldn´t …
After another five hour train ride we arrived in Leon and made our way to our hotel, Parador "Hostal San Marcos" de Leon. Wow.
Paradors are hotels that are run by the government of Spain. They purchased old monasteries, palaces, mansions, hospitals and the like and converted them into hotels. If this is an example, well done. The San …
... ladies on the bus, one a Brit, one an American, who have holiday houses in France near Carcasonne. They walked part of the camino last year and are back this year to complete it. They did not want to walk through the industrial area outside Leon so opted to bus it. They said you must walk the last 100 kms to receive the certificate. We saw lots of people soldiering on with injuries. Some looked darn worn out! At least the temperatures were milder than usual.
Well last night was an interesting one. While we were at dinner last night, it became abundantly evident that a very important soccer match was happening in Spain. Important for Sahagun but I dont know if it was a National match or a regional one, but clearly very important. There were televisions on in the bars and much shouting from the men. One had on a soccer top with Marbella printed on the front. I am assuming that was his team. He also had the colours (red and white) painted ...
... were several nations represented. After a shower we enjoyed sitting outside and enjoying the + 20 temp on the grounds that had a lawn, patio chairs and a relaxed atmosphere. There was a girl that worked at the auberge who was visiting with us and asked how our feet were doing. She offered to look and assist Pat with her blisters. She massaged her feet and treated the blisters and wrapped Pat's feet and toes for the next day's journey. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsParador "Hostal San Marcos" de Leon León
What a perfect treat for the pilgrim! Awwww is all I can say!
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