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  • Day52

    More photos to Arzúa

    October 13, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Another 3...while the going is good! While we were having our cheese indulgence Masterchef Spain was on the TV!! So funny.

    Cathy Sertori

    I’ve never seen such a big cheese platter for two!

    Olivia Sertori


    Olivia Sertori

    A double bed! Even though it is small 🤣 Hopefully no bed bugs!

    Sue Thornton


  • Day52

    Another short walk to Arzúa

    October 13, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Another very manageable walk - 15 kms - today, to Arzúa. We are now only 38 kms from Santiago de Compostela. We walked through the same rural loveliness, up and down but not too taxing, or we are just accustomed to it. And, most importantly, the rain did not come...and still hasn’t, in fact there is sun shining through the clouds at present. It will start in a few hours apparently, and rain during the night which is perfect. We will probably have some showers tomorrow morning, but who knows, we have been so lucky so far!

    So we are not actually right in Arzúa now...our instructions for our accommodation today were to go to a certain bar in Arzúa and ring to be picked up and driven to our hotel. Once we found the bar, we went back to an artisan cheese shop that remembered from last time (Arzúa has famous local cheeses) and had lunch there - a platter of assorted cheeses - it was an enormous amount of cheese, but we ate al we wanted, and thankfully had a plastic bag already with some picnic cheese, so added the leftovers....perfect! Then we went back to the appointed bar, had a coffee and a Cola Cao, and the man made the call for us - very easy and helpful - and 10 later we were picked up and driven to this very charming casa rural....all stone and wooden beams....about 8 minutes drive away. And we get dropped back in the morning to continue walking.

    Have to mention last night’s dinner at Melide. We were eating at the hotel, as were a few others who had half board...but when we got to the dining room at the appointed hour (7.30 this time) it was all set up for a function...Luís and Antonia’s 50th anniversary!! Already there were 3 American women there, and the waiter grumpily made up another table for us and another couple who arrived - we hastily said we would be 4 together as he was having to undo the set up tables, and seemed very put out!! So we all ate in a corner of the room with its decorations ready for the party which apparently was to start at 10 pm!!! Very Spanish. Anyway, the food turned out to be very good, and when we left at about 9 guests seemed to be drifting in. But I’m sure they were not sitting down and eating till at least 10.

    So we are here in a little idyllic place...some others we talked to are coming here too, so dinner should be interesting. We saw Dorothy and Judy again walking this morning, and they had seen Jessica, so we are still all in sync.
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  • Day17

    Palas de Rei to Arzua

    June 19, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    Struggled a bit the last couple of days with dehydration but finally got it under control and feel my full strength back. Many rolling hills today and even though it was hot, there was a lot of shade to make it not so bad. Sitting now waiting for the owners of our hostel tonight to come pick us up.Read more

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Dombodán, Dombodan