Chozas de Abajo

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22 travelers at this place:

  • Day17

    Fourteenth stop - Villar de Mazarife

    May 15, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Léon -> 15km -> Villar de Mazarife
    We started off nice and steady this morning with a short walk to Villar de Mazarife. It's a pretty little town, very quiet and we were super lucky with the weather! Enjoying some sun and planning the days to come

  • Day23

    Villar de Mazarife. Schön aber naja.....

    June 12, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    So... was gibt es zu erzählen. Der erste Tag seit langem ohne Regen, recht gut geschlafen und voll Energie gestartet. An sich perfekte Vorraussetzungen für einen schönen Tag.

    Leider war die Wanderung dann nicht so schön, wie ich es erhofft habe..... leider ist der Camino de Santiago auch für Beziehungsprobleme und Trennungen berühmt. Und bei zwei stolzen und dickköpfigen Italienern kommt so was halt auch vor..... so hatte ich den ganzen Tag versucht zu schlichten und zu versöhnen..... leider vergebens.
    Die Emotionen kochten hoch und mir blieb nichts anderes übrig als auszuziehen und auf der Veranda zu schlafen..... auch ne Erfahrung. Nungut ab morgen bin ich wieder allein unterwegs und hoffe das beste für meine Italiener.

    Trotzdem habe ich den Weg genossen.... die Landschaft hat sich komplett geändert. Aktuell geht's durch eine Art Heidelandschaft. Wunderschön..... in der Ferne erkennt man aber schon die Berge, welche mich in ca 3 Tagen erwarten. Uiuiui.... da kommt was auf mich zu.
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  • Day22

    Villar de Mazarife

    June 20, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    Short but sweet walking day today. The temperatures​are still high but they have dropped a tiny bit 👌
    The photos show what I've been seeing for basically the last week. Boring, flat paths with very little to see. I literally cannot wait until we hit the mountains in a few days!

    I wondered today if I will want to wake up and go for a long walk when I'm home... Falling in love with my daily walks ❤ time is going too fastRead more

  • Day86

    22k past Leon

    July 2, 2015 in Spain ⋅

    And we're back on the trail! We took a few days rest to visit the larger cities of Burgos and Leon so now our feet (and our bellies!) feel great. Our last dinner in Leon was fantastic; I had salmon crepes and pork chops with a berry sauce, and mom had scallops and seafood stew. In Leon we visited the cathedral and the basilica. The cathedral is an excellent example of gothic architecture with beautiful stained glass. But we were blown away by the basilica, which had amazing 13th century paintings on the wall. We were not allowed to take pictures, but I highly recommend a google image search! We know we have our walking legs on because today's13 miles felt very easy! Tomorrow we have an 18 mile day. We are at the foothills of the mountains and will start our largest climbs in a few days. The country side is beautiful and we are enjoying our journey.Read more

  • Day34

    Roland meets Jesus

    May 27, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    Jesus was a bit of carpenter and built an arc in his garden. If the Armada had ships like this one, I am not surprised the fleet was lost at sea.
    His albergue was a different story. (Who did you think I was talking about?) Guests had covered the walls in Camino wisdom and philosophy but the atmosphere was totally post-hippy cool. No night lock out and no forced departures.Read more

  • Day37

    Hot walk to Villar de Mazarife

    September 28, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Well it seems our cold spell has was cool as we walked out of León this morning, but we knew it would heat up and it was a 22+km walk and after almost 2 hours of walking through the boring outer suburbs of León we went on a very exposed track across easy terrain, but not spectacular scenery. Sometimes it was not unlike Australian countryside wouldn’t have been surprised to see a kangaroo....except the scattered trees were usually oaks, not eucalypts. Anyway, we are here, in a small Hostal called Tio Pepe, washed and clothes on the line. Many of our Camino family are here, but at the moment it is unwinding and downtime. Sadly I think we are now out of sync with Melanie and Jim as they are on another route to Astorga, our destination on Sunday and will be a day ahead of us....this is what happens...

    No pictures of the walk today, but I might find some more from León, but maybe not as the wifi is very weak. It is Friday today, and they are setting up stands everywhere in the main plazas of León, and we realise that this weekend it will be the huge festival that we struck 5 years ago (as we were there on a weekend) with parades, and huge banners from all the localities of León province, and the associated chaos! I am not too sad to miss it this time, though Amr would probably have embraced it!

    This has been the first of 9 days of walking till we get to O Cebreiro, where we will again spend 2 nights.
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  • Day18

    Tour León nach San Martín del Ramino

    April 24, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    Heute hat es mich in ein echtes Drecksloch verschlagen. Die Toiletten sind genau wie die Duschen eine Katastrophe, über die auch der Gedanke daran, dass man nur eine Nacht hier schläft, nicht hinwegtrösten kann. Einziger Lichtblick, eine Gruppe aus Schweizern, Deutschen und Australiern, mit denen ich wohl an der Bar versumpfen werde, um möglichst wenig Zeit im Zimmer zu verbringen. Denn die sind sowas von heruntergekommenen, dass versifft noch eine zu nette Beschreibung wäre. Aber gut, das macht man hier halt manchmal mit und der Weltuntergang, sieht auch anders aus. Auf jeden Fall ein interessanter Ort ;-).

    Link zur Tour mit mehr Bildern:
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  • Day24

    León to Villar de Mazarife

    July 26, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    I ran into Anna from South Korea, who I haven't seen in a couple of weeks.

  • Day32

    León to Villar de Mazarife

    October 8, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    10.8.2017 Sunday 13.5 milea
    Up at 6:30 (45°) and on our way again. We walked nearly 4 miles before we were out of the city. On the way out we were able to see the León Pompadour Hotel and get a stamp for our Camino passport.
    The way was more than half paved and still over mostly brown dry fields. We had a wonderful communal meal at the auberque we stayed at. Salad, Gazpacho soup, paella, crepe dessert and wine - €10. It was nice to chat with new pilgrims from South Africa.

    To bed early for a long walk tomorrow!
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