Parador de Lerma
Travel Blogs from Lerma
Warren had a bad night last night despite the pharmacist giving him lemon sip with enough panadol in it to ensure a horse slept soundly. We discussed the options and Warren was open to going with Roland and Ute to the village that is the end of our walking tomorrow, Fromista.
That way he will have an extra day to get over the bug he has and we will all walk again the day after next.
We needed to pick up a day so we could enjoy Santiago at the end of ...
... albergue in Najare where 100 bunks were squeezed into a small room and all the windows were closed at night. The place was sweltering and stank! Some albergues are "donotivo" or donation based whilst others range from €5-10 so very reasonable really. After having a much needed shower and hand-washing my clothes (as I'm only carrying two sets of clothes) I can relax with a beer and discuss the day and tomorrow's route with fellow pilgrims. Most places then offer a Menu ...
... but this is the way of the Camino, some associations are fleeting and inspirational while others become lifelong friendships. This is a melting pot of diverse characters and personalities with a kindred spirit. Some people enter the experience with high expectations and others with none only to end up with their lives completely transformed in some way or another and mostly for the good.
I will end on that note and continue ...
Headed off at 7:00 o´clock this morning and by co-incidence, it was 7 degrees. The Camino is good, every day it throws something new at you. Today it is a cold wind. I actually had to put my rain jacket on for warmth. Trouble is you sweat on the inside and end up ringing wet. The sky was overcast but not threatening rain. If it wasn´t for the cold wind it would have been perfect for walking. We started the messeta yesterday and today the track was ...
... lunch. And I was right...every single street of central Burgos was packed with people eating and drinking. It was hard enough to walk back to the hotel, forget trying to order anything and eat it calmly. I didn't lose out on the food front though. I mamaged to organise myself a pic-nic of "calamares en su tinta", asparagus and some local bread. All that and Antonio Banderas in one of his all together predictable comedy films...priceless (well three euros if you must ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility