Hotel TRYP Santiago
Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela
Weather: Mild and sunny
Accom: Tryp Hotel
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 …
Today was a lot cooler than we have experienced in the last couple of weeks. We saw rain today for the first time in at least 3 weeks. It made an easy walk today with the cooler damp weather, also less km walked. We stopped for some lunch in a tiny little town that wasn't even on the map. We had a chickpea and vegetable soup, so yummy compared to the pilgrim meals we have been having lately. Our stop for the day ...
... eggs for breakfast just after the 100km to go sign. It was the best brekky we have had in a long time, they even offered us cracked pepper, which we haven't seen since leaving Aus. The day got hot very early. It wasn't the best day to decide to do 36km. The beer at the end of the day was one of the best we have had. The town we are staying in, Ventas de Naron, was a scene of a ...
... to Rome and Jerusalem. It's the only one preserved till today and the full length is over 700km. But we weren't that crazy. Just 250km crazy. We set off with spirits high and the longer we cycled, the more it felt like we were traveling back in time. We'd cycle past limping, yet merry hikers and made fellow cycle friends. Cars - what were those again? Once every few kilometers we'd cycle through a little stone village offering shelter ...
... the cathedral was actually another 1.5 kilometers from the albergue. Ugh! We need to hurry as it's already 10:30 a.m. and we agreed we needed to get to the cathedral by 11:15 a.m. To make sure we could get good seats for the mass. We race up the streets trying to follow the yellow way markers, which were few and far between. We finally find our hotel with a little help from some locals. At check in, we are told our room is not ready yet and we ask to clean up in the bathroom for ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Clean, modern. 20 mins walk to old city. Parking.
Great coffee at the bar.
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