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  • Jul15

    Headed Home

    July 15, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 30 °C

    We’re at Madrid airport, waiting for our flight to Atlanta. We returned to Santiago by bus on Sunday — no more walking! We had the rest of the day, and yesterday, to do our laundry and do some sightseeing. We also visited a couple of our favorite restaurants.

    The interior of the cathedral is empty of the pews and the massive organ pipes; scaffolding and plastic cover the walls. It’s being readied for 2021, the next Holy Year (when St. James’ birthday, July 25th, falls on a Sunday). The exterior was completed last year, and the Portico of Glory at the old entrance is now open to the public. This is the first time I was able to see the Portico, on my third trip to Santiago. But no photos were allowed, sorry!

    We had a great trip, no injuries or crises, and we’re actually feeling great. And now it’s time to go back to the “real world.”

    Thanks for coming along!

    Laurie and John
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  • Day18

    Flying

    May 4, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Took off from Santiago de Compostela airport (Lavacola) at dawn, a quick stop in Madrid, and on to Munich. Ian arrived on his new motorbike - yum! But our friend Philipp was also there in his car and it was decided that I would travel with him, in comfort, while Ian had his first ride on his new motorbike solo. Which seemed pretty sensible to me - when it started raining. We are staying with Zuzana and Philipp in their absolutely fabulous high tech house in Passau.Read more

  • Day2

    Madrid nach Bogota

    March 6, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    Gleich beginnt das Boarding für unseren langen 10 Stunden Flug. Das Tablet mit vielen Filmen, Magnesium, viel Trinken und Reisestrümpfe liegen bereit. Es kann losgehen 🛫

    Überraschung: Philipp hat XL Sitze gebucht 🥳 so lässt sich der lange Flug doch gut aushalten 👌🏻Read more

  • Day27

    Dia 27 Barcelona a Madrid 660 km Fin

    July 1, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 33 °C

    Salí a las 5 de la mañana de Barcelona y llegue a Madrid sobre las 12 del mediodía. Pare para repostar y también descanse 15 minutos. Fue un buen viaje, cansador pero bueno. Ahora estoy picando algo en un bar cerca del Airbnb.
    Fueron 7.707 km en 27 días, 285 km por día, pero en algunos lugares nos quedamos varios días, fueron 18 Airbnb.
    Cosas que aprendí:
    Las compañías de alquiler no permiten llevar el coche a cualquier país, especialmente las low cost
    Los peajes en Francia son caros, y además muchas veces es más lindo ir por rutas comarcarles, e inclusive puede que sea más rápido el sin peaje que con peaje
    El compañero/a de viaje tiene que estar en las mismas condiciones físicas que uno
    España es más barata que el resto de Europa
    Mirar el costo de la gasolina, varía bastante de pais en pais
    A veces el transporte público para dos puede ser más caro que el parking
    En muchas ciudades el parking es libre los sábados y domingos, averiguar
    Los Airbnb pueden indicar dos camas y en realidad tienen una
    A veces no se puede usar la cocina en un Airbnb
    Usar los filtros de Airbnb para buscar exactamente lo que uno quiere
    aprovechar para lavar ropa en aquellos lugares donde uno se quede más de dos días
    Mirar donde está el Airbnb, puede tener el nombre de la ciudad que 7no quiere y estar a 30 minutos de auto
    Casi un mes es mucho para andar viajando en auto, dos semanas parecen ser un buen número
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  • Day26

    Dia 26 Montpellier a Barcelona 350 km

    June 30, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Hoy fue un día tranquilo. Salí muy temprano del Airbnb y puse rumbo a España. En cuanto cruce la frontera me tomé un café con una factura de hojaldre y manzana, después seguí viaje y sobre las 11 llegue a Barcelona. Estuve todo el día con Luli, hija de un primo mío, y lo pasamos muy bien. La invité a almorzar y pasamos la tarde en la playa. La foto de la estatua del mono es porque está la fábrica del aniz del monoRead more

  • Day27

    Madrid

    October 22, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Bis morgen bin ich in Madrid auf einem Campingplatz.
    Die Stadt gefällt mir besser als Paris und ist wirklich einen Besuch wert. 🌃
    Leider regnet und hagelt es die ganze Zeit, deswegen habe ich auch kaum fotografiert. 🌨️

    Die Zeit auf dem Campingplatz nutze ich vor allem um meine weitere Route zu planen, Briefe an die Rentnerfraktion zu Hause zu schreiben, Wäsche zu waschen und generell einmal aufzuräumen und um meine nächsten Monate Zuhause vorzubereiten und zu planen.
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  • Day13

    Madrid

    June 4, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Phoenix overnight to London, manhandled (in a nice, polite way) through security (Trump is in England now and they told me we can have him back, thank you) ran to catch my connecting flight to Madrid on Iberian airlines - a plane full of impossibly good-looking Spanish people, even the ones older than me -Then all the rigmarole with finding my checked bag (they wouldn't let me carry on my walking poles, even though I could disable somebody more easily with my fists than with those light weight poles), figuring out the European SIM card for my cell phone, getting Euros, taxi, hotel, wake up call at 5am to take an Uber back to the airport for my flight to Porto, Portugal. The details can be challenging for me, but I'm happy to be here!

    I got an international calling plan on my phone before I left and a Spanish SIM card at the Madrid airport. But like every time I go overseas, I can't remember how to call or message people in the US with my GD phone.
    505-252-0241?
    1-505-252-0241?
    001-505-252-0241?
    +1-505-252-0241?
    Nothings seems to work. Tips welcome.

    5 June: the first "etapa" of my Camino: walking about 4 miles though "el Catedral" de Madrid airport to my gate at 5:15am. I'm the only "pilgrim" here.
    As we boarded the plane, a group of business men behind me were singing. Now I'm on the plane and the two German men sitting next to me spontaneously sang a song and then went back to chatting. You know you're not in the U S anymore when random groups of people burst into song in public.
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  • Day4

    Monday, Madrid

    September 25, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Little sleep on the flight over and we walked forever to wait in the customs line. When my turn came, the passport officer said not a word, but stamped my passport and I was on my way. Found an ATM that worked so got a few euros, and got assistance from tourist info to reach my hotel. Got to learn how to dial in this country. I'll try 011 in front of the number next time.

    At hotel, checked in and ready to take a metro to Puerto del Sol for food and sight seeing.

    Took the metro, but had lots of trouble finding it. I used my limited Spanish and was successful. Plazas Sol and Major were big and crowded . Folks here smoke more than Americans do and was it obvious. Tapas are wonderful and I made a meal of what I got. Rick steves audio guide gave me some difficulty as I had to restart often as the volume died.

    Anyway, after a fashion I realized that I gotta take a nap so all for now.

    Two hours and I feel great. Hope I can get some shut eye later. I've also learned that the Spanish have trouble giving directions that make sense. For example the directions I got this am for the metro seemed pretty simple...straight, then make a left. He even gave me a map. Wrong way as I had to ask multiple times and had all sorts of twists and turns before arriving at the metro, and finding a supermarket with directions proved to be an around the block twice effort. Go straight he says, but the street curved to the right. I found it and had a wonderful tuna salad sandwich for dinner.

    All for today...
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Ciudad Lineal, سويداد لينيال, Linia Urbo, シウダー・リネアル, Ciudad Lineal distritu

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