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Gijón

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  • Day32

    Gijon, Spain

    September 3, 2017 in Spain

    Our tour began by driving to the old town of Aviles. We walked the historic quarter, viewing its architecture and courtyards.
    We then drove back to Gijon and were supposed to walk the through the town. Unfortunately they were having a huge festival. There was massive traffic jams with the promenade and streets packed. Everyone on the bus voted to return to the ship.

  • Day12

    Xixon

    September 17, 2017 in Spain

    Wow, another beautiful Spanish city, Gijon, capital of Asturias. I would like to tell you that I successfully completed one of the most difficult stages of the Camino del Norte today, but helaas...... I cheated AGAIN 😂😂😂.

    Yesterday, I was kapot when arriving in Villaviciosa from La isla. I had walked more than 20 km, it had rained off and on, my shoes were wet and I had pain in my right foot. So much so that I took off my boots and walked the last 2 km's on slippers. So when I read last night, thAt the etapa Villaviciosa to Gijon was one of the most difficult, I said....... No way Jose!

    But let's go back to Villaviciosa, on my way there I stopped in a little town called Colunga, which was about half an hour from the town where I had stayed the night (La Isla). It was raining off and on again and according to the forecast, it was going to rain the whole day.

    Once in Colunga, I had a choice to make, do I take the bus to Villaviciosa (half hour ride) or do I walk five hours. Eventually I decided to walk, motivated by the fact that Lina, the german girl I had left La isla with had walked on and also I didn't want to quit walking just yet.
    So after having lit a candle in the church of Colunga for Mimi, I went on my way.

    After about an hour, I get a msg from my friend Lina, with her location......... She was in Villaviciosa already!!!! 😳😳😳😳
    Turns out, while walking, another german pilgrim she got to know, who was going to Villaviciosa by taxi! (Speakin of cheating 😝) passed her and stopped, and she decided to hop in the taxi !!!!! Pffffff

    Anyway, I don't regret having walked, it was nice and didn't rain too much. It is just at the end that I really had to take off my boots.

    When I arrived in Villaviciosa, I went to the appartement where my friend Mari-jose and her boyfriend Vasile were staying. They took such good care of me, I wasn't allowed to do anything (no complaints from my side 😁😝😜), I took a warm shower (finally) and they cooked for me! We talked and talked and talked! It was so great seeing them again, such nice people! I stayed with them at the appartment and slept like a baby.

    In the morning, we had breakfast and all of us had to pack. They were also leaving today to Madrid. Our buses both left at 12, so no one was left behind feeling sad.

    I arrived in Gijon at around 1 o'clock and followed a german pilgrim I met the day before, who was also on the bus, to the hotel he was staying at to see if there were still rooms available........ I am happy to say that tonight I am sleeping al alone, i have my own bathroom, heeeeeeeeeeerlijk 😂😂😂. Ofcourse, first things first, I took a siesta, after that I washed my clothes and then I went to enjoy this beautiful city. Echt de moeite waard!
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  • Day17

    Gijón, Mari Lu ❤️

    July 10 in Spain

    Tinc moltes ganes de veure la Mari Lu, pero abans parem al Decathlon per arreglar la punxada de la meva bici... Si no ho fem no la puc fer servir i això fa ràbia després de carregar les bicis amunt i avall... I ja que estem, preguntem si podrien donar-li una ullada general... I resulta que ens poden tenir la bicicleta arreglada el mateix dia! Deixem la bici i marxem a posar una rentadora i una assecadora davant de casa la Mari Lu i fem un cafè amb ella i el Raúl fins que s'acaben i després marxem a la playa de San Lorenzo i allà coneixem a la Marilin i el seu fill però és una trobada fogaç... perquè tenen una mica de pressa. Ha estat una tarda molt maca, hem xerrat molt, sobretot ella jeje... Ens hem posat al dia i hem rigut molt. Seguim passejant una estona i mengem una empanada de bonito per berenar, també comprem els sobaos per la tieta Elena. Ens acomiadem de la Mari Lu cap a les 21:00 perquè el Decathlon ens han dit que ja tenen la bicicleta i tanquen a les 10:00. L'anem a recollir i marxem. Avui dormirem a l'àrea recreativa de Moniello, al Cabo peñas. Arribem tardissim, com sempre... L'ian ni sopa... Es queda adormit abans. Hi ha molta humitat. Volem estendre la rentadora fora, perquè ha quedat una mica molla, pero impossible, haurem de provar demà al mati. Tenim la ferma intenció de jugar a cartes pero aquesta nit tampoc serà, estem massa cansats. Bona nit 💖Read more

  • Day17

    Nachdem wir nun ohne Pausentag durchgelaufen sind, haben wir uns heute für einen Chilltag entschieden. Den Beinen ging es zwar gut heute früh, aber zumindest sich einmal eine Großstadt ein bisschen entspannter anzuschauen sollte schon drin sein. Und Gijon ist auch die letzte Großstadt auf unserem Weg. Deswegen sind wir die wenigen Kilometer in die Stadt per Bus gefahren, nachdem wir in Villaviciosa ein super Frühstück zu uns nahmen und sind heute nur um die 10 Kilometer durch die Stadt gestapft. Gijon ist schöner als die anderen Großstädte. Aber halt auch wieder mit zwei Seiten. Zentrum Hui der Rest eher Pfui. Dafür haben wir für gerade ein mal 36,80 ein DZ direkt im Zentrum in einem 3 Sterne Hotel bekommen. Da haben wir schon für Herbergen mit Mehrbettzimmern genauso viel gezahlt. Zimmer ist gut. Bad richtig groß genauso wie das Zimmer. Die Nacht wird denke ich super ruhig.Read more

  • Day31

    French style coffee in a bowl for breakfast , walk down into the valley to see the roman caves then onto Ponferrada - the friendliest town in Spain. Met Carlos and Soledad in a cafe, then Isabel at her hairdresser shop Twister. Had authentic dinner of botido with her in new town area.

  • Day14

    26.09.2017 Gijón

    September 26, 2017 in Spain

    Heute geht es nach Gijón.
    Nach reichlichem Frühstück kanns los gehen.👍 Anstrengende Steigung und viele km machen ganz schön mürbe.
    In Gijón angekommen, ist alles vergessen und meine Ferse kann sich etwas erholen.😊👍
    Heute wird mal eine leckere Paella verdrückt, worauf ich mich schon die ganze Zeit gefreut habe. Eine ordentliche Übernachtung ist auch gesichert und so geht ein schöner Tag zu Ende.

  • Day27

    Origo

    August 19, 2016 in Spain

    Der kurze Besuch dieser Stadt wird zu einem mehrstündiges Gespräch und ein Abendessen mit vier sehr offenherzigen und coolen norwegischen Seglern.
    Die bauen die Dinger selber! Und manchmal bauen die auch mehrere! Also die Norweger, die sind doch... eigentlich ne coole Beschäftigung.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Gijón, Gijon, Xixón, خيخون, Горад Хіхон, Хихон, خیخۆن, Ĥiĥono, Kixoi, خیخن, חיחון, QIJ, ヒホン, ხიხონი, 히혼, Gigia, Xixon, Chichonas, گیجون, 33200, கிகோன், คีคอน, Хіхон, 希洪

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