We have had the best time in this wonderful city of Santiago de Compostela, lively, pretty, exciting, great tapas, many new friends.
I loved it the first time I was here and loved it the second time too. So much fun with pilgrims arriving constantly, we meet up in bars or around the town and catch up on funny accounts of our hike, the crazy people we met, sights we saw etc.
This morning, after breakfast we met Paul from San Francisco yet again, actually in the room next door to us, ha ha and invited him to join us on a very interesting free walking tour around the town. We visited the market and learned a bit of the history of the town and pilgrim story.
Lorna and I then went to the Pilgrims Mass at the beautiful and massive cathedral, it was really emotional and a beautiful service with the mighty bosfumeris swinging at a mighty pace across the cathedral.
Of course who should we meet afterwards at our favourite pub for lunchtime tapas was Paul from San Francisco!
Lunch became more than just a glass of wine, more of a celebration and a history of Paul’s life in S F (actually Wendy, please strip that last bed you made up at Laurieton, Paul is a staunch Trump supporter and we didn’t actually see eye to eye after a few wines, he’s now not my new bestie. I shall let you know when you need to remake the bed, thanks) which was rather enjoyable, especially the tapas.
We found the Pilgrims Museum after lunch really interesting and finally it was time to grab bags and catch the bus to the airport for our flights to Madrid.
That’s where the drama and much unhappiness began, neither of us will ever fly Iberia again, they bumped us and another couple of elderly men off the overbooked flight. Lorna did us proud, she created such a fuss, they brought the Security Police over to interrogate us as we believed we had been badly treated, the Iberia staff were disgusting and unable to handle the entire situation. We ended up spending another very angry and disappointed 3 hours in the airport arriving at Madrid after midnight, which messed up our plans of dinner out.
Not a great way to end an amazing and wonderful Camino Pilgrimage.