Hotel Ponferrada Plaza
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Ponferrada Plaza
This is a modern businessmen hotel with all the comforts and amenities that the traveler needs, a very efficient and competent hotel with a nice restaurant, good food, well served and presented.Excellent breakfast table at what seems to be the standard price for buffet breakfast €12-15. I only have a comment being that I was on a pilgrimage to Santiago, the hotel is a little away from the CAmino, about a 20-30 minutes walk from the Templars Castle and pilgrims albergue. This is not a problem and gives the visitor a chance to walk through a modern vibrant city in Northern Spain.
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... it, he said that's what his branch was. He'd met them during his time in Iraq. So far things have gone well. I'm still hoping to make it to Santiago by April 8. Today was kind of rough, even though I went mostly down, I seemed to be going up quite a bit. The path going down is absolutely ridiculous @ points with BIG rocks it looks an awful lot like a stream. I finally realized why I lugged those damn trekking poles halfway around the ...
... of sunflowers ahead although I'm not liking the look of the dark clouds on the horizon. A long 5hrs later which involved no alcohol due to there being no buffet cart but still there were a few hen parties joining us as the train snaked to Ponferrada. Ponferrada is a very small town and true to our camino instincts we took the wrong turn as soon as we left the station, doh! It was still ...
... beautiful anyway...i was almost dead at the time and could have been delirious!! We also met and walked with another woman, Kate. Kate comes from Oxford and is probably a similar age to myself. Has a sister who lives in East Hawthorne too. She is staying in our Hotel so we had dinner together which was lovely. She speaks fluent Spanish having had parents in the Diplomatic service and postings to Spanish speaking countries. Here wasn't much time or inclination ...
... and also in Sarria. Even though I was exhausted I didn't turn out the light until almost midnight as I wrote some blog entries and caught up with the goss in Facebook and emails. Before I close this entry I'll share some alternative uses for walking poles I've discovered...supports when doubling over in pain due to stomach cramps caused by lactose intolerance, pulling back Venetian blinds on ceiling windows, twirling batons, drum sticks and balancing ...
... comes over and says something in Spanish about giving us a shot of some sort of moonshine. As a non drinker I wasn't keen on it but he brought one back for me anyway. Now, for us a shot comes in a tiny glass which you can finish in one gulp, but here they give you a big glass of this black liquid that could be confused for oil. Anyway, I was in a pickle because it's rude not to eat or drink what they give you. It took me 3 goes, a lot of head shaking ...