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Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Eighteen

October 25-27, Toulouse We ate a quick breakfast of yoghurt and a coffee beverage we’d been purchasing, a latte like product usually produced by Nescafe, both capable of being stored unrefrigerated overnight, and made our way to the Termibus Station. With a little time to burn we each had a café con leche and split […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Seventeen

October 23-25, Bilbao We took a taxi for 9 euros to the train station and found our two-hour train ride to Bilbao to be different than the others that preceded it.  Although the car was comfortable enough just like the others had been, the condition of the tracks was not and we found ourselves being […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Sixteen

October 21 – 23, Burgos The train trip to Burgos was relatively short at two hours and after arriving we took a taxi for 9 euros to the Hotel Cordon, located right in the heart of historic part of town.  Much like La Salle in Santiago, this was a very nice property yet still only […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Fifteen

October 19 – 21, Astorga to Leon The train ride to Leon took a little under thirty minutes and once there we again took a taxi, for 6.5 euros, to our lodging, a return visit to Check-In Leon.  We’d been so impressed with the uncrowded and clean conditions there when passing through the first time […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Thirteen – A Summary Part Two

September 23 – October 18, St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela Food All things considered, we ate reasonably well for not a whole lot of money, averaging 41 euros ($48) a day for the two of us.  Some of the times breakfast was supplied by the albergue, other times it cost us […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Twelve

October 16 – 18, Santiago de Compostela We finished off the Cava and in a light drizzle walked over to the Pilgrim’s Reception Office to see about getting our certificates.  As it was late in the day the line was pretty long, likely a 30-minute wait and knowing we had all of the next day […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Eleven

October 15 – 18, Melide to Santiago de Compostela We arose to dark skies, a combination of the latitude of Spain (it doesn’t get light here this time of year until after 8am) and the smoke from the fires, which had been dampened by a mist that would turn into rain later in the day.  […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Ten

October 14 – 15, Sarria to Melide The day out of Sarria, just two more to go to finish the journey, would be the one where the wheels came off the wagon. Joanna was physically and mentally done, truly in need of a rest day yet I, the unbending task master and cheapest man in […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Nine

October 12 – 14, Ponferrada to Sarria Rolling Out of Ponferrada The 5 euro Breakfast at the albergue that morning was well worth the money, with an all you could eat buffet of toast, pastry, yoghurt, and coffee. We’d need it for what would eventually turn out to be a long and hard, well let’s […]

Europe 2017 – The Camino de Santiago – Part Eight

October 9 – 12, Sahagun to Ponferrada Breakfast at Viatoris the morning we left Sahagun was a delight with coffee, juice, a small wrapped pastry to take with us and the closer, thinly sliced Serrano ham on toast. Tanks full, we mounted up and took off for another day of riding through the Meseta, or […]