Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela
We were now officially on the pilgrimage road leading to the
final destination, Santiago del Compostelo. At breakfast Herb and Judy spoke to
two pilgrims from San Diego who actually walked from Paris, France! He is 70
years old and his wife a little younger. Apparently they walk about 20 miles a
day. The movie "The Way' is based on this Camino de Santiago. Shells mark the
... Very welcome drink and churros on top. The rain seemed to be holding off, despite the odd drizzling spurt. Down through the outskirts of Santiago and our first glimpse of the spires of the Santiago Cathedral over the rooftops.
We were trying to get to the cathedral for the daily pilgrims' mass, hence the early kick-off, and the unseemly haste to reach the town centre and a welcome bar stop for a hamburger lunch. We did arrive at ...
... my way from one area to another with very limited Spanish. (Yay me! I did it!) I was helped along by two young ladies who spoke English and were very gracious to a stranger in their city. Once in the old part of the city where the cathedral is, it became very busy! And actually quite commercial. Cathy got wind that there is some type of festival in town this weekend, so that could be part of it. From what I ...
... came and I must have looked even worse than I felt as she picked up my backpack and carried it to the car for me. I showed her the albergue 5 km out of Santiago to take me to in my map book but . 5 mins later I was feeling so undone I showed her the map again and said take me to Santiago as I couldn't imagine walking any further!!!!
I nodded off a few times, told her where I had walked from and she ...
We woke early this morning but unfortunately our breakfast was not to be served until 7:30. We dressed into our trekking clothes again... packed our bags and went downstairs to wait for the restaurant to open. We had a good breakfast which we ate quickly and headed out. Once again the air was cool but it didn't take the sun long to rise. Mist hung in the valleys
The walk through the eucalyptus forest was quiet and shady. Eucalyptus trees are ...
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Woman at the front desk was extremely helpful, the breakfast was great, and the location was perfect. And cheap to boot.
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