Hotel Puerta del Camino
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... 300 euros per thurible performance.
It was a very emotional experience for me.
Completing the pilgrimage from Sarria to Santiago, was an experience I will never forget. An experience that has changed me in more ways than I can express. A physical and mental journey where I discovered my true essence and endeavor to live everyday those qualities that I love most about myself. I encourage everyone to embark on a personal journey of discovery and ...
... for the renovation. Just beyond the altar there is a crypt where St. James is supposed to lie in the tomb and on top of that a space where his statue is waiting for people to be touched while passing through via the narrow stairs. But the most imposing feature is the large incense burner that can swing through the side aisles from the central dome. When I was young and still attending Catholic mass, burning incense was meant ...
... This practice was originally used to rid the cathedral of of odours (and disease) from the dirty pilgrims. (Maybe that is still true!) The cathedral also hosts the supposed remains of St. James. Whether or not this is true, I am not to judge but the history of the Camino is based on the presumption that this is true. For me, the spiritual insights happened on route so it really matters little to me whether the remains are authentic or not. Upon completing the ...
... mygood after dinner, which was practically the same thing. Natural frozen yoghurt for the win. We love it. Things are quiet now in the hostel. People are just looking forward to tomorrow, or recovering after today, I suppose. Personally, I'm dying to get to a hotel, even though the Compostela is more important. I'm just looking forward to some personal space, privacy and peace!! It will be amazing!!! Steps: 40,714 (shopping centres really added on to it, eh?!) Stairs: 128 Km: ...
... swinging of the incense was stunning! It took 6 men on ropes to swing it across the church al st to the ceiling on both sides. People in the first few rows had to sit down so it wouldn't hit them. Fragrant incense poured out through the church. It was originally done to fumigate the sweaty disease ridden pilgrims!!!!! Everyone clapped when it finished ...was very exciting !
Went out for a seafood paella with a Belgian guy from my ...
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