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Grañón

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11 travelers at this place:

  • Day17

    Keeping steady at about 20/23k per day. Found a hostel that was an old farmhouse turned into a creative hostel. We had a community dinner with everyone who stayed at the hotel. Tomorrow is a surprise stop, we'll let the suspense build, if you look ahead on the map you may guess..

  • Day13

    Grañon

    August 30, 2016 in Spain

    I walked these two sections today - about 18 miles. Tomorrow I'm going to give my feet a rest and just walk about 9 miles.

    Today was the first day that I walked mostly by myself. I started out with 3 people, the the group grew to four. But two had to take a break because they weren't feeling well, one walked ahead, one young guy found a group closer to their age, and yesterday, the last two, a married couple decided to stop earlier in the say than I had planned.

    I walked a while with three Germans, and learned an interesting alternative to the standard Hansel and Gretel story in which Hansel and Gretel are the bad guys. They will be stopping their Camino tomorrow. I hope to find some new walking partners soon!
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  • Day12

    Grañón

    June 30, 2015 in Spain

    Skön men varm vandring. Skulle checkat in i kyrkans härbärge men det var fullt där. Fick plats på ett annat mycket spartanskt i närheten. Varit på ytterligare kvällsmässa. Pilgrimsvälsignelse igen, ca 50 pilgrimer var med på mässan.

  • Day21

    Azofra to Granon

    September 1, 2016 in Spain

    A beautiful day with lots of wheat and hay fields. We traveled mostly on farm roads with lots of rolling hills. We stopped in Santo Domingo to visit the cathedral. The hens are still housed there. It's a wonderful legend about the hens and the church. We walked another 4 miles to Granon. Once again the church is in the center of town. While we were walking around town the bells began to ring and people walking from the town and others driving in began to arrive for a funeral.Read more

  • Day18

    Day 13 - Granon to Tosantos

    August 30 in Spain

    Today was a beautiful day on the Camino. Heading out after bread and butter at the Granon Albergue, I passed through a gorgeous little town called Belorado. The town was welcoming (I have had nothing but pleasant encounters with local folks when needing directions or help), the streets were immaculate and many walls were decorated with beautiful murals. You could really feel the local pride here. After having a bit of a frittata (called tortilla in Spain), I headed to a local bakery for a bite for the road. The baker mentioned that I should stay in town for the local fiesta being held that afternoon. This explained all of the fathers and children around town in matching colorful coverall costumes. Unfortunately I needed to keep moving.

    When leaving town I passed a sign that said “take 15 steps and then turn around”. Behind us were the most incredible murals filling the empty space on two multistory buildings at the edge of town. Beautiful.

    Upon reaching my destination town of Tosantos I had to go on a long search through town for an Albergue that was supposed to have a good pilgrim menu at the attached restaurant. The pilgrim menu is a special dinner offered earlier in the evening than most Spaniards eat. We are on a drastically different schedule than the locals. They usually don’t get rolling until around 10 in the morning. Dinner isn’t until around 9:00 or 10:00 at night. Because we’re sometimes up before dawn to beat the heat, we’re usually in bed before the locals open their restaurants.

    I made reservations for dinner and then headed next door to check into the Albergue. I paid my 5E and headed inside. Oh boy did my Spidey Sense go off. Before taking off my pack I checked the mattresses for bedbug sign. Yep, bad choice. I scurried out of there and headed down the hill to another Albergue.

    The final Albergue was clean and new, but I picked a day of local fiesta to stay in town. The townspeople went on a processional with banners, their local Madonna statue and other colorful icons. Later that night the local fellows dressed in drag and the town turned out for live music and celebration in the town center. WHICH WENT ON ALL NIGHT LONG. When I left at dawn the next morning, the music was still blaring from the town hall and the fellows were still drinking. Wow, what partiers!
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Grañón, Granon

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