Hotel Rural El Navio
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- Continental Breakfast
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I haven't written for a long time! Once we rested in Burgos, we knew we were done with the Camino until we pick it up again next year. I felt sad to leave because the experience was so rich and meaningful. It's the type of journey that builds to a climax, thus leaving in Burgos was a cliffhanger. We took off our clam shells and kind of slunk away, as it felt like quitting even though we planned to stop for valid reasons. ...
... of red..banyan trees... I will not go on..perfect walking as it was 30 degrees. We then wandered thru 2 more huge parks..and finally found the Plaza España ...Wow! It was built in the '20s for the Euro Expo... Fun, historic.. Little bridges over a moat..boats being rowed! Of course..we serendipitously found a shaded patio for late lunch...with misters ..and tried Sangria. Home late..siesta until 1900 ...out strolling through ...
... really cool, sort of outer-spacey, and it just made me gasp somehow. I only wish it made for fresher-smelling air in Sevilla, but I guess that's a different beast. Maybe some of you Californians are more hip to this than I am, but apparently until last year the one here was the most powerful in the world--now there's a bigger one in CA.
... It's still hard to explain even as I live it, but somehow those moderate temps and sunny skies don't translate into the mildness I was expecting. For one thing, it's generally colder indoors than out, which means it's constantly in the 50s inside (if we're lucky, I suppose), given the usually marble floors and lack of direct sunlight. The transitory patches of direct sunlight are to be found in various coveted spots ...
... in Spain, so why hurry? We had some amazing food: small plates of local delicacies such as slow roasted Iberian pork cheek, thin chargrilled lamb cutlets, bacalao on tomato and toasted bread, garlic langoustines...washed down with vino blanco for Kerry and some Rioja for me. Perfecto! A dinner for total of about A$35. Today's instructions were to lunch in the Plaza del Salvador. Find the fish shop, buy some paper cones of whatever looks good, then go next door to the tavern ...