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  • Day193

    Camino Frances 7

    August 8, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Nach zwei weiteren Tagen bin ich heute in Burgos angekommen. Mein gestriges Etappenziel war Atapuerca, ein hübsches kleines Dorf in der Provinz Burgos. Atapuerca ist eine Weltkulturerbestätte, da dort die ältesten menschlichen Fossilen Europas entdeckt wurden.
    Heute ging es dann 20 km weiter in die Stadt Burgos. Der Weg dorthin war nicht so überwältigend - es ging vorbei am Flughafen, durch ein Gewerbegebiet und zwei Vororte von Burgos - also viel Asphalt. 😒 (aber bei insgesamt 764 km kann es auch nicht immer idyllisch sein)
    Da ich bereits mittags im Stadtzentrum angekommen bin, hatte ich noch ausreichend Zeit mir den historischen Stadtkern mit der Kathedrale anzuschauen - ein grandioses Bauwerk. Durch die 19 Kapellen in der Kathedrale wirkt der Innenraum aber etwas verbaut. Von außen ist sie aber toll anzusehen. Einer der Baumeister war übrigens Johannes von Köln.
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  • Day124

    Burgos #1

    July 3, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    We arrived in Burgos today. 🙂 Remember when I said we were not going to take a rest day? Well, we changed our minds. Once we got to our hotel room, we realized how tired our bodies were. Plus, this way we get to stick with our group and spend some more time with those who are leaving to go back home...and get to see some of the amazing sites in this city that we will probably never get to see again.

    So...Both Alan and I plan on touring the inside of the cathedral tomorrow, visiting the museum, and maybe checking out the castle. All of that will happen after we sleep in a bit instead of getting up at 5 am. 🙂

    Here are a few pics and video from today
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  • Day9

    Eigth stop - Burgos

    May 7, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Belorado -> 27km (+22km by bus) -> Burgos
    My ankle feeling better, we were off to Agés, from where we took a bus to Burgos. I will have a well deserved (and not forced) rest day tomorrow. Today's walk was through long forest routes that were wonderful and relaxing! Looking forward to discovering the city!Read more

  • Day19

    Ages to Burgos

    May 8, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Good morning to everyone. I packed up my tent and left Ages at around 7:30 am in the morning. I walked a couple of miles and came across a place for breakfast. After a coffe and an apple pastry, I was on my way again. The walk to Burgos took me up over a mountain, which was quite steep I might add, and the path ran along a Spanish military base. Once at the top, I could see Burgos...still a 4 hour walk off in the distance. I have officially walked 180 miles of the Camino but with the added daily walking within the towns to find lodging, walking to find food....I beilive I am actually approaching 200 Miles. I had a nice hotel in Burgos...very inexpensive by American standards...with breakfast, my own room and shower. You really start to appreciate all these things when you can find them. Living and sharing facilities in an albergue gets old. I went to the huge church in Burgos....I have never seen a church so vast in my don’t do it justice. It took me 15-20 minutes just to walk around the structure on the outside. It was built from 1221-1260 I think. I can’t believe that building so huge and so ornate would be possible with the tools and means of that time period. But huge it is. That’s it for now...I hope this finds everyone well!Read more

  • Day25

    Now photos on walk to Burgos

    September 16, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    A miracle, the photos went, after an agonisingly long time, and on the second attempt when I put my iPad near the door, not out on the alcove in our room where I had been sitting! So will have another go...not many today anyway, as the walk in to the city is not picturesque. But lovely early morning light, and the view of Burgos in the distance.Read more

  • Day125

    Burgos #2

    July 4, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    It felt so good to sleep in a bit this morning! Our bodies needed it. We explored a little this morning by touring the Cathedral - oh my goodness! I couldn’t even begin to capture it all in pictures/video. Just looking up at the different domes was amazing, let alone the paintings, tapestries, and sculptures. It’s hard to comprehend how long it must have taken to complete the different works of art. We also got to see some fiesta celebration with a parade of the giants and big heads. They are in one of the video snippets and a picture I added here.

    This afternoon we went to the Museum of Evolution which houses some of the oldest evidence of human life on our planet- another “wow” experience. The castle didn’t make the list today, because we decided to do what the Spanish do and had a siesta. Everything pretty much closes down from 2:00 until 5:00 or later, so why not rest ourselves 🙂.
    Restaurants don’t really open up for dinner until 8:00 or later which is a schedule that we are not used to.

    I thought I would attach a picture of my Pilgrim Credential today. This is what we need to stay in the different pilgrim albergues along the way. We have to have it stamped each day, and then during the last 100 kilometers it must be stamped twice a day as proof of our journey. Cafes, churches, and other places also have stamps. Once we get to Santiago de Compostela, we will show our Pilgrim Credential and then receive a certificate of our journey. That seems like it will take forever, since we have only gone 180 miles and we still have 320 to go 😳.

    Tonight we had a goodbye dinner for four of our people who are heading back home. We are sad to see them leave 😕...such good people. But, on a happy note - I met another fellow WSU Cougar and his wife who are walking the Camino. GO COUGS!!! They had dinner with us tonight and we hope to see them along the way.

    Tomorrow, we head to Hornillos 🙂
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  • Day9

    Logrono to Burgos

    September 26, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    "Today will be a much easier day", Carlos assured us. "It's only about 15 km of easy walking and will only take about 3 hours". Of course we later found out that this was a bald faced lie.

    The day began pleasantly enough. I awoke long before the first light of sunrise and decided to look out my window. Although the hotel was situated in the commercial centre of Logrono, I was somewhat surprised to see a steady stream of pilgrims were already out walking. Each of them was labouring under the weight of their heavy backpacks. I looked about my comfortable hotel room and could not help feeling a little guilty. But not for long.

    To walk the entire length of the Spanish Camino, especially for those carrying all their own luggage, certainly requires a huge degree of perseverance and dedication. We had only walked around 40 km so far and most of us were already feeling the effects of the repetitive walking. I was certainly glad that I had a clean and comfortable bed to look forward to each evening and very, very glad that our luggage was being transported each day in the bus.

    Our day began with a bus drive to the town of La Guardia (just like the famous airport). In this La Guardia there were no planes in sight, just a collection of very old buildings and a large church. We had been booked into a large winery for a tour of the premises and a wine tasting. Since I have us much interest in wine as I do on the history of the dung beetle, I did find the couple of hours we spent there rather tedious. The underground tunnels, however, were quite fascinating.

    The bus then transferred us to the start of the walk at Montes de Oca. The first 4 km of the walk were through lovely green forests and the relative cool of the morning made it quite easy to do. Since rest stops were in short supply along this section, we stopped for lunch at a large cafe. I ordered a beef casserole which was quite delicious.

    We then came back outside to find that the temperature had climbed a few degrees. The Spanish sunshine made it feel even hotter than it probably was. At this stage we were still under the delusion that we only had about 11 km to walk. How hard can that be ?

    Almost immediately we were faced with a steep and prolonged climb. Not the thing you want after you have been resting for the previous hour. It did not take long for the usual culprits to speed away from the front of the group, leaving about 8 people to make up the remainder. At this point I must mention Douglas for the incredibly patient way he stayed back to ensure that everyone was OK. Although he could have easily outpaced everyone, he was content to put other people's well being before his own wishes. This takes a very special type of person and demonstrates something of the true spirit of the Camino.

    The path itself was often very rocky and unstable , making the walking quite tiring. The first climb was the most significant, however there were several more steep pitches that we encountered along the way. For many kilometres we walked along a somewhat monotonous path through a forested area. Unfortunately the path itself was exposed and the trees offered little shade.

    Although we were making steady progress, the hours started to tick by. By 5 pm we were still walking and there was no sign of the Monastery that was meant to mark the end of the stage. It was very clear that the original promise of "15 km" was hopelessly inaccurate.

    Just as the heat was starting to really take effect we cam e across a carload of people offering cold drinks and snacks for a donation. I suspect that, at this isolated location, this was actually a clever way to gain maximum revenue. I am sure that most people donated much more than the drinks would normally cost.

    It was only at sometime after 6pm that we finally arrived at the day's end. My GPS said we had walked over 18 km and it certainly felt like it. We all took the opportunity for a rest and a drink before boarding the bus for the final transfer to Burgo.

    Our hotel was situated right in the middle of the city and we were rather excited to discover that it was a 4 star hotel with enormous rooms. In fact it was probably the best hotel we have had so far. The evening dinner was also well received (no chicken), although I still cannot understand the practise of providing unlimited wine without charge, but if you want anything else you must pay for it. Not only does this seem unfair to me, but it also encourages drinking to excess. That seems to have become an unfortunate part of life on the Camino.

    As I retired to bed for the evening I could not but wonder how the portly fellow from Montreal was progressing. We had met him two days earlier and he had been having a hard time of things. I really hoped that he was still moving towards his own personal goal.
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  • Day16


    May 4, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 8 °C

    40km de marche, je pense que nous sommes en formes. Burgos est une ville incroyable avec sa cathédrale magnifique. Nous sommes arrivé à 19:30 et une roulotte dans un camping nous attendais. Comme vous pouvez voir, nous avons changé de sorte de bière pour la Mahou. De nouveaux amis de l’Irlande se sont joins à nous. Buen Camino!!!Read more

  • Day14


    August 15, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Wir kommen aufgrund vieler Pausen und ca 40 km Strecke erst am späten Nachmittag in Burgos an. Wir sind ziemlich groggy, da uns die Strecke u die heißen Temperaturen ziemlich geschlaucht haben und das sieht man uns vermutlich auch an, aber “who cares?”. Nach ner schnellen Dusche geht’s erst mal mit Matteo in die nächste Bar und stärken uns bei Bier und Tapas.

    Danach machen wir uns mit dem Rest der Truppe auf den Weg zum Abendessen in einem Restaurant unweit der Kathedrale.

    Anschließend gehts in eine Bar wo wir mit ein paar Drinks den Abschied von Matteo und Giulia feiern, die am nächsten Morgen nach Hause zurückkehren, da ihr Urlaub leider vorbei ist. Es ist ein ausgelassener Abend und ich lande mehrfach Bachata/Salsa tanzend mit Andrew auf der Tanzfläche, was mich daran erinnert wie sehr ich es liebe zu tanzen. Sogar nach 41 km wandern, in Flipflops uns ohne die geringste Ahnung von den beiden Tänzen zu haben. Der Entschluss zukünftig wieder öfter tanzen zu gehen ist gefasst...
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Burgos, برغش, Burqos, Горад Бургас, Бургос, Μπούργος, Burgoso, Burgus, بورگوس, בורגוס, Բուրգոս, RGS, ブルゴス, 부르고스, Burgi, Burgosas, Burgosa, برگوس, 09001, बुर्गोस, บูร์โกส, 布尔戈斯

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