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Apr 5, 2016 - Santiago de compostela

We arrived in Santiago de compostela on Easter Sunday. We remained in Santiago until Wednesday. It rains here half the year and it rained during our stay almost the whole time. Santiago is one of the three centers of Christianity along with Rome and Jerusalem. The city is built around the tomb of apostle Saint James who died in Jerusalem, but was buried in Galicia in about year 44. The capital of Galicia is a city of about 90,000 and was founded about 813. If you have not visited this city, it is worth a visit. There is so much history and...

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Lavender's Travels

Apr 5, 2016 - Stage 8 from Teo to Santiago

Our final stage from Teo to Santiago will be about 12 Kms with a climb of 260 meters. Jorge returned us to Teo and we started to walk. We have loved the energy boost that comes from walking in the forest and suddenly having a deep breathe of eucalyptus. There is eucalyptus everywhere in Portugal and Spain and we have been enjoying the aroma along with pine and mint and freshness. Then we learned that it is a problematic invasive that aggressively takes over a forest and sucks all the water from everything else. We still love the aroma, but...

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Lavender's Travels

Sep 13, 2015 - Day 24 Santiago de Compostela.

First up, we decided to go to the train station to find out about the strike. We'd been told it was on 14 and 15 September so needed to know whether we had to make alternate arrangements to get to Barcelona. Found out it wasn't happening so booked tickets to San Sebastián for tomorrow. It's a long day as we leave at 10:06 and don't arrive until 20:48 however we decided we would see some of the countryside while getting closer to Barcelona. It's a bit drizzly again today so we need our warmer clothes. Santiago is on the coast (the pilgrims...

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Sep 12, 2015 - Day 23 Porto to Santiago de Compostela

Another travelling day. As our bus doesn't leave until 12:45, we went for a walk to Costa Cafe and enjoyed a coffee and pastry. They make really good sized coffees here, not the thimbles we've been ordering in most places. Had a little wander around and took some photos of the gardens and olives trees growing on the roof of the car park. The trees look very old so not sure if they've been there a long time or were transplanted into this area. Saw a sewing machine shop in the way back that had parts for Singer sewing machines...

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Aug 30, 2015 - Touring Santiago de Compostela

Sunday, August 30 The buses only ran hourly on the half hour and by the time we were ready to go we caught the 12:30 one into the old town. It was a good thing to catch a bus because our campground is perched on the top of a small hill and the old town is down, down and down. We passed many treed areas and parkland on our way. Santiago de Compostela seems like a very clean modern city a scant 50 km from one of the largest rias on this coast. History 101. “the door is open to all, to sick and healthy, not only to Catholics but also to...

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Aug 29, 2015 - Along the Ria

Glorious sun was shinning when we woke, finally. The beach area looked much different today. All the people who were hiding indoors during the rain were now out combing the beaches. We had about an hours drive to Santiago de Compostela so we took our time traveling up the northern side of Ria de Muros E Noia. It was very picturesque with the crystal clear water, and the lush vegetation around us. About 40 km later we headed inland across the forested hills to our destination. Our campground sat on a hill, overlooking a huge mall complex....

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Jun 13, 2015 - Wrap-up

Je tiens a  remercier les personnes suivantes : - Mon épouse qui a accepté de me laisser vivre seul cette experience et a gerer toute seule la maison, les enfants et les papiers admistratifs pendant mon abscence. -  Timm Smith qui est mon maître à penser et à marcher. C'est grâce à son expérience  (il a traversé les états unis à pied de Los Angeles à New York en 2014) et ses conseils précieux que je me suis préparé au mieux mentalement et physiquement à ce pélerinage. - Francis mon frère qui a énormément souffert pendant les 200km où il...

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Jun 10, 2015 - Arrived in Santiago de Compostela

18km - 5h30 Je pourrais appeler cette dernière étape "la canule dans le cul".  Alors que l'on marchait sérieusement vers Santiago, Christophe me dit qu'il établit un parallèle entre les 2 dernières étapes de ce pélerinage et une coloscopie....je suis surpris car je ne vois pour l'instant aucun rapport. Il me raconte le test médical fait sur des patients à l'époque où l'examen coloscopique se faisait sans anesthésie. Le test consistait à prendre 2 groupes de patients : un groupe qui subissait l'examen normal qui - rappelons le - n'est pas...

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May 6, 2015 - Back "On"

This morning under a clear blue sky, Santiago slid quickly behind, and I was out in the country again, among farm houses, old walls of beautifully fitted stones, and ruins of still older farms and walls. I was so happy to be "back." I walked through oak forests, pine forests, and eucalyptus forests littered with the shavings of their bark. I also walked through little villages with barking dogs, only one of whom proved immune to my charms. And at one point, I witnessed a sad scene. I passed the body of a cat who had only recently been run...

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Off Again/On Again

May 5, 2015 - On Again

Hello Everyone, Well, I've been "off" on a hiking trip for over a week now, including a glorious three days in along the coast in Cornwall. Diane and I were hiking with old friends who live in Bath. We had fabulous weather, long nourishing conversations, and stays in old and charming inns. It's possible to do a coastal walk along the entire Cornish coast, which is awfully tempting. I arrived in Santiago last night in the usual weather. Because of it, my plane was unable to land, and we circled for almost an hour before the pilot announced...

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Off Again/On Again

Oct 4, 2014 - My Final Missive

Well, no more walking so I guess my Camino is over. The marketing is like Fisherman's Wharf, not that the church needs any help here. People ask to take pictures of the "real pilgrims", just so they can be seen with us. Now that I've showered and cleaned up( sort of) and don't carry that smelly pack they leave me alone and just assume I'm not her dumb tourist- which I am. Will go to,the Parador tonight for a glass of wine. Pretty nice!, but I still think the one in Leon was better. I've been in 4 now and one ws a real dud.- but the wine was...

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Oct 4, 2014 - Make a Catholic out of me!

Wow! Left Muxia with the Korean group. They are a hoot. On the bus the driver was going pretty fast.,at least for my adrenal glands. The Korean missionary was crossing himself about every 3 minutes, so I started doing it too. Couldn't hurt I figured. He asked me if I was Catholic, and I said I was ,at least for this bus trip! We seem to turn up everywhere together. They asked me when and where I was going, and I said since we seem to be everywhere together, probably Seoul! Actually, one woman speaks pretty good English. After 2 weeks of...

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