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Day 39 Santa Irene … to Santiago de Compostela

I’m sitting here on the balcony of the most fantastic, quirky albergue – found totally by chance – and as I sip my beer and munch my sandwich I can hear the Santiago cathedral clock strike 5pm. It wasn’t supposed … Continue reading

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Day 39 …. the best laid plans

Totally unexpectedly -and not at all according to plan! – today I entered Santiago de Compostela! More later … I’m now waiting for my soul to catch up with me …. I’m overwhelmed!

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First night on the Camino

I’m waiting for dinner (13€) at Gita Antton … * and very hungry I must say! (The food was excellent, veggie soup, basque pork mince sauce with spaghetti, local cherry tart (reminded me of Bakewell pudding (and copious amounts of … Continue reading

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Day 18: Boadilla del Camino – Carrión de los Condes

Today was a day of two halves! I left Boadilla del Camino quite early, at 6:30am, after the best night’s sleep in a while. En El Camino was wonderful. It was clean, quiet (at night) and had good facilities. It … Continue reading

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Day 18 San Anton to Boadilla del Camino

I loved creeping out of the abbey ruins before the others were up. It was so still and quiet, the stars were dancing and the almost full moon looked wonderful and provided enough light that my torch was redundant. The … Continue reading

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Day 10: Viana to Navarrette (via Logroño)

The best road in Logroño really is the way out. I am glad I’d decided not to stay over in Logroño – it really is a big, sprawling city. (155 thousand), and there’s the Rioja wine festival on right now, … Continue reading

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Navarre: If I could slow down time

There are so many beautiful villages (some tiny) and lovely small towns on the Camino in Navarre, and it’s not possible to visit them all I would have liked more time to see Puente La Reina and Estella p, for … Continue reading

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