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  • Day45

    Day 45a. Gijon, Spain

    September 18, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    We walked along the marina past the Nordeste sculpture by Vaquero Turcios up through the Parque Cerro de Santa Catalina to the fortifications and Elogio del Horizonte (Praise to the Horizons) concrete sculpture by Eduardo Chillida (1990).
    On this headland we saw La Fontica, a small spring used since 1AD and the remains of the city’s defensive system, built between 17th and 20th centuries.
    Back toward the Cimavilla (old town) along the city wall.
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    Day 45b. Gijon, Spain

    September 18, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Moving into the Campu Valdés area lies the beautiful gothic Church of San Pedro which was rebuilt between 1945 and 1955 after it was destroyed during the Civil War.
    Back along the esplanade walk we reached San Lorenzo Beach with a view one way to the old city and the other view to the new city.
    The seafront stretches 3km and the shell shaped beach is a renowned surfing beach. It looks like it has a very expansive tide.
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    Day 45d. Gijon, Spain

    September 18, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Plaza Mayor contains the Town Hall and many Cider taverns, cafes and souvenir shops. Gijon is renown for its Apple Cider and the tradition of pouring about 5cm from high into a glass. We bumped into Annette and Hanna and they recommended La Galana for its Asturia Cider.
    On the way back to catch our shuttle bus we stopped at the underground Roman Baths but they were closed for afternoon siesta.
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    Day 45e. Gijon, Spain

    September 18, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Back to Fomentin by the Marina to catch our Shuttlebus back to the ship. A car was parked in the bus zone. Not a good idea. Not sure how the police were going to handle the situation.
    Caught up with Vera on board for afternoon coffee.
    We ate tapas and paella in the Lido Deck Buffet then down to the restaurant for dinner. The show tonight was a stunning dance performance from the Sofystic Chic Dance Group, Colours of Life. Olivia the dancer from England did not come out at the end as she had a bit of gastro.
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  • Day25

    Dreizig Kilometer!

    September 24, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Heute hab ich zum ersten Mal die 30km geknackt. Es geht mir sogar verhältnismäßig gut! ☺️ Am Ende war es echt heftig, aber mir ging es nach kürzeren Etappen schon deutlich schlechter.
    Wir sind heute über zwei steile Berge gewandert, die uns einiges abverlangt haben! Aber das Gefühl, als wir es geschafft hatten und dann Gijon vor uns lag, war einfach super. Pure Glücksgefühle!

    Wir sind heute ingesamt 10h unterwegs gewesen. Reine Laufzeit war ca. 6-7h.

    Das Mädchen auf dem Bild ist Caro aus Dresden. Milena treffe ich morgen wieder, worauf ich mich schon sehr freue! 😊
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  • Day26

    Heute war unser großer Städtetrip

    September 25, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Heute gab es eine kleine, aber besondere Planänderung auf unserem Weg: Uns wurde mehrmals erzählt, dass die Route hinter Gijon 22km durch ein Gewerbegebiet verläuft und einfach nur "[...]awfull[...]" sein soll. Auch mein Reiseführer hat mich an dieser Stelle nicht wirklich motiviert. Also hab ich mich gestern nach langem Grübeln dazu entschlossen die Strecke zu überspringen, aber dafür nach Oviedo zu fahren.
    Gesagt, getan, gleichzeitig zwei Komplizinnen dazugewonnen, haben wir heute zuerst Gijon unsicher gemacht und sind anschließend mit dem Bus nach Oviedo gefahren und haben auch diese Stadt erkundet. Volles Programm. Unsere Köpfe platzen regelrecht, vor lauter Eindrücke. Morgen geht's wieder zurück nach Avilés und von dort geht's dann ganz normal weiter auf dem Camino.
    (Wir sind trotzdem ca. 18-20km gelaufen)

    Hier die Bilder von Gijon
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  • Day135

    126. Etappe: Gijon

    November 14, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    Puh! Heut bin ich ganz schön ins Schwitzen gekommen, bester Sonnenschein bei 20 Grad und die beiden Berge hatten es in sich. 600 m rauf und 600 m wieder runter 😅 Ein Wegweiser verriet mir außerdem, dass es mittlerweile sogar nur noch 370 km bis Santiago de Compostella sind! 😳 Zwischendurch traf ich immer wieder die anderen Pilger aus meiner letzten Herberge.
    Übrigens hab ich Ohrstöpsel sei Dank gut geschlafen. Das Problem waren zum Schluss gar nicht die Schnarcher sondern eher das Kind von nebenan, das nachts um 23 Uhr für den morgigen Musikunterricht noch schnell ein Lied einüben musste 🙉
    Mein Ziel sah ich schon von weitem, aber wie das immer bei großen Städten ist, es dauert dann doch noch ein paar Stunden bis man wirklich da ist.
    Mein Hostel ist direkt am Strand, Zimmer mit Meerblick.
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  • Day12

    Xixon

    September 17, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    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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  • Day32

    Gijon, Spain

    September 3, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    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.Read more

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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