Closed for the season.October 17, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 15 °C
I had intended to stay at Alpriate but when I arrived I found the albergue had closed for the season. So I just kept walking. And then called Uber. Thank you Luis! With his help I made it to Vila Franca de Xira - where the first hostel was full, the second choice (a pensión) was closed but the third took me in. And has provided not only a bed (not a bunk) but also clean linen and towel and soap and washed my clothes - all for the princely sum of €15. Sharing a room with a very well travelled peregrina from Cataluña and another pilgrim yet to arrive.
Body tired but feeling OK. Freshly squeezed orange juice and pastel de nata were delicious.Read more