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Hotel Nh Ciudad De Santander

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    • Day 42

      Santander

      June 2, 2023 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

      Arrived in Santander around 1.30 pm
      A typical sea side city but heavy with high rises and industry too. Off to information to get directions then proceeded to get lost ..again!!

      I had only just left the bus though when, You won't believe what happened to me today...it's a great Camino story...I had just got off the bus in Santander (after Logrono) and trying to find my way around to the ferry terminal and then my lodgings via a super mercado.

      Next thing I hear my name being called out...12000 miles from home in a new city, I didn't think it was meant for me, but turned round and here was Lisa a young French girl 19 years on her own..I had met her on the train on the way to St Jean Pied de Porte a month ago. How she remembered me I'll never know, I remembered her face but not her name.

      It turned out she was very distressed and didn't know what to do. I began listening to her, and she dissolved into many tears. I think she has been hurt on the walk... But couldn't say what, just about a boy. I stayed with her for an hour or so, asked if she'd like to go sit have a coffee but she was reluctant.

      I had to leave her in the end but not before she made a decision to go home to France to heal a bit by walking in familiar surroundings... I am keeping in touch with her I want her to be safe! Poor young woman, her heart was broken.

      But how amazing was that!! We weren't even on our start Camino! I'm sure the good Lord put us together today. Just a pic of Lisa and I and then my walk along the promenade to my accommodation.
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    • Day 42

      Santander day 2

      June 2, 2023 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

      Today I'm off to find the tourist bus to get around the various sites here I do not want to get lost again!

      From Santander web site, I learned that it is the capital city of the Cantabria region on Spain’s north coast. The Palacio de la Magdalena, once the royal summer residence, lies at the mouth of the Bay of Santander on the rocky La Magdalena Peninsula.

      West, the city center is home to the Catedral de Santander, with its octagonal cupola and Gothic cloister. Nearby, the Paseo de Pereda promenade runs along one side of the Jardines de Pereda gardens, where I walked along yesterday..the road up to my accommodation is so steep I had gone 3/4 of the way up when I noticed someone moving up without walking...oh my days it's a conveyer belt!! Hehe.. I headed for the last section of that conveyor belt be assured!

      I had walked about 7 km to get here..tho my watch says 13.. I don't think that's right...

      What a day! I understand why the scots lassies I met would like to come back to Santander, it is a beautiful spot. So huge it'd take a week to find your way around. The beaches are definitely beautiful and the parks magnificently huge! Specially up by palace Magdalena...apparently commissioned by queen Victoria's grand daughter! Unfortunately when I got to the palace there was a huge wedding going on and it was closed to the public as was the cathedral!
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    • Day 18

      Santander city time!

      January 31 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

      Town time! Eduardo took us into the city centre of Santander. He met us at our hotel and then we bussed into town. At first we looked for this churro place which he really likes but turns out it was closed on Wednesdays :( but no problemo we found another place pretty quickly and WOW San Churro step up your game please. They were so simple and they came with a hot choccy which was literally just chocolate. Melted. So simple but so good. Then we went to this little place famous for its juices and we had a blueberry lemonade. Someone tell boost juice about this please. We strolled around the city, and Eduardo showed us all the hot spots. Oo! And there were these chairs by the beach where we just laid down for about an hour and it was everything we needed. We did a bit of shopping, a bit of looking, a bit of everything! Then we went to this place for lunch and we had these things called pinchos! Literally just random things on bread but they were so so good. Will be trying this back at home. Then we went back to the family’s house to chill out (another siesta was had) and have dinner. Then at around 8 we went to go watch Eduardo’s choir rehearsal where they sung that one song from Moana (no idea what it’s called but I’m sure you’ve heard it before) and wow they sound so good. Then back to the hotel and zzzzRead more

    • Day 7

      Santander

      May 24, 2023 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

      Wer mal richtig lecker Fisch essen will, sollte in das „Fischviertel“ in Santander gehen. Lecker lecker lecker

      Allerdings haben wir dort auch den wohl teuersten Strafzettel bekommen - 90€ für ne halbe Stunde zu lange im Blauen Parkstreifen parken 😂Read more

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