Puerta de Leon Aparthotel
Check rates and availability for this hotel
Find the best prices for Puerta de Leon Aparthotel from our 2 partners. Show all partners
Travel Blogs from León
... we had been following the pilgrim's route (albeit in reverse) and saw streams of burdened cagouled bodies with staves plodding towards their goal. Although there are several different routes, the most popular starts in France, near Biarritz and is almost 500 miles in length.
This last part crossed another such route and we saw more wet yet determined plodders.... and one idiot who was doing it on skates, with a police ...
... your pack and get ready to head out the door - a new reality hits just seeing all of the stuff that will sustain me for the next while laid out in front of me.
I leave tomorrow for Madrid, but I've already crossed some sort of line. I am already on the ...
... then on we went through rolling countryside. Mostly wheat fields; a few vineyards. We passed one dairy farm - no pasture as the cows were kept inside or in concrete yards outside the barns, fed on hay. Poor things, they were filthy dirty and looked very sad. Not pleasant.
A picnic lunch awaited us after a walk of about 12 km, then on we went for the last 5Km to the town of Astorga where we are staying the night. We are seeing a lot more genuine pilgrims on the ...
... more pilgrims from France than any other country it seemed.
This gentleman was still in an obvious rush to continue onwards so I limited my questions. He had started from Leon and had been walking for nearly 4 hours already. So now pilgrims from as far back as Leon were already walking this section of El Camino. Paola should have been here by now.
Something was wrong. Many thoughts came to mind. Was she injured? After all during the past several days she had ...
... forever to get out of Leon. In fact we even joked that perhaps we were not meant to leave this city; a joke that would turn out to be ironic in less than an hour.
We came across Abi, the Australian, as the outskirts of Leon began to fade away. We had last seen each other only yesterday while I was walking El Camino in reverse so I caught her up on events since then.
"So you guys are all back together again." - Abi stated genuinely happy for us.
"Yeah, hard ...