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Apr 27, 2019 - Hospital de Orbigo

Hospital de Orbigo This is a very special town with one of the longest and best preserved medieval bridges in Spain dating from the 13th century when the Knights Hospitaller of St John built a hospital on the other side of the bridge. The myriad of arches carry you across rio Orbigo via the passage of honour Paso Honros, so called because of the famous jousting tournament that took place here in 1434. The story is that a noble knight from Leon, Don Suero de Quinone, scorned by a beautiful lady, threw down a gauntlet to any knight who dared...

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Solo Camino 2019

Apr 20, 2018 - León to Hospital de Orbigo

Day 19 - El Camino Maximum elevation = 920 m, minimum & finishing elevation = 818 m. 10 - 22 degrees. Mostly sunny. We walked out of a big city today and that's exactly what the walk was like. Only occasionally broken up by something like the Bodegas in the hills on the outskirts of León or some pretty trees, it was a very urban walk on a path beside the N-120 - a very busy road. We lunched in San Martin del Camino. The usual fatal mistake, didn't stop at the first bar. It was 2pm and we'd walked 25km. The only other bar at the other end...

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May 29, 2015 - Léon - Hospital de Orbigo

36km - 10h Aujourd'hui étape terrible avec 10h de marche en ligne droite. La il faut vraiment avoir un moral d'acier. Heureusement que Christophe a souhaité m'accompagner on a pu ainsi se remonter mutuellement le moral. Christophe a même fait mieux : si vous vous souvenez j'avais indiqué que Christophe est infirmier mais qu'il est aussi coach Professionnel.  Il suit beaucoup de patients qui sont en dépression.  Il m'a donc demandé si je voulais que l'on applique le "mindfulness", cette pratique qui permet de se concentrer sur tous ses sens...

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Apr 26, 2014 - Hospital de Orbigo (no we are not in hospital - it's the name of the town!)

I have misplaced my camera – probably at our last Albergue. But Caroline, from Frontier Holidays has called them and nothing has been found. If it shows up, I will return by taxi, but I rather like the idea of traveLling without a camera. Pat Henderson can take photos for both of us. We are now in Hospital de Orbigo. This town housed a fine pilgrim's hospital in bygone days. This town has the longest and best preserved medieval bridge in Spain dating from the 13th century. The passage over the bridge is called the “passage of honour”...

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