Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Astorga, Castilla y León, Spain
May 8, 2008 - Hospital de Orbigo - Astorga - El Acebo
Om 8.00 uur vertrekken wij. De ooievaars op de kerktoren van Nistal hebben hun nest gereed. Zij trekken zich niets aan van de twee fietsers beneden hen en geven al vroeg in de ochtend toe aan hun lentegevoel. In half tien zitten wij 20 km verderop in Astorga aan het ontbijt en snoepen wij van de plaatselijke lekkernij, de mantecada´s. De bisschopsstad straalt statigheid en welvaart uit. Wij fietsen langs het voormalige bisschoppelijk paleis dat nu een muzeum is. Het gebouw is eind 19e eeuw ontworpen door Antoni Gaudi. Hiernaast staat de...Jump to full entry
Oct 11, 2006 - 3 walking days without compeed!
Hi, I have just arrived in Ponferrada, which is about 25k from Villafranca - if that means anything. There is a large sign over this computer that says 15 minutes. I can't tell whether it is asking people to restrict their time to 15 minutes or it will cut off after 15 minutes! Well yesterday I went over 1500m. It was a misty day, which suddenly kept clearing and exposing the mountains, and it was just lovely. I had intended walking 22k, but got there at about 11.45, so decided to keep walking, and in the end did 32k, ending up at a...Jump to full entry
Sep 25, 2006 - Mon - Day 7 on the Camino
On Monday morning we drove from Leon to Astorga to view El Palacio Arzobispo, designed by Antonio gaudi, the cathedral and the Roman Wall. Viewing the first photos the building appears to be one but as you move thru the photos you will begin to see three separate structure. Astorga is also know for it's sweets... melt in you mouth cookies and chocolate.Jump to full entry
Why is it that when our guide says that there will be 2 possibilities along the path (one nice one and one by the highway) that we always seem to miss that marker and end up taking the ugly highway path???? Think it actually cut down the walking distance by 1km or 2km but when we left Hospital early it was still a wee bit dark and didn't see any choices of routes. We just followed the precious yellow arrow guides and ended up on one of Spain's old highways. Spain is booming with their highway construction and have MANY major motorlane...Jump to full entry