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Santiago de Compostela is the end of the pilgrims' ways. The French Way starts in France and is an arduous 800 kms long trek to the tomb of St James, the apostle in the cathedral in Santiago. For more than 1000 years pilgrims have made their way here for spiritual …
... we thought so anyway... As we entered the historic quarter of Santiago some of the locals and other pilgrims cheered; they knew the effort, commitment, stamina, dedication and craziness needed in order to walk 775 kms. It was a pretty emotional experience; one that took me by surprise.
We entered the square to the sound of bagpipes and just stood there! Here we were! And that was it... We walked through the square in search of the pilgrim office to get ...
... It is the 800 the anniversary of st. Francis of Assi. It rained. Off and on rain. Found Shirley and Jean Michel as they completed their 800 km Camino this morning. We have not seen them for over a week. It is great to renew our friendship. We have seen many that we have met on the Way. Checked out location of the bus depot. We decided to take a taxi there as it is quite an up hill walk. I saw a t shirt that I ...
... this was very quickly and innovatively addressed through a variety of water bottles, empty yoghurt cartons (adding a delightful strawberry nose to the wine as noted by John!) canister caps and even a shell - the symbol of a pilgrim and also a handy drinking vessel as it turns out - albeit minimal! A further few pilgrims were enticed to join us before the wine and snacks were exhausted and the clouds rolling across the sun dropped the temperature to the point where we ...
... a wonderful breakfast that kept us going for the whole day.
The main attraction to Santiago is the Cathedral, the designation for thousands upon thousands of pilgrims through the centuries putting their feet to the road on the Camino de Santiago trek. The Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) is seen pilgrims walk hundreds of kilometres to pay homage to the remains of St. James in ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel TRYP Santiago Santiago de Compostela
Clean, modern. 20 mins walk to old city. Parking.
Great coffee at the bar.
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