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  • Day26

    Froome? Nibali?

    August 2 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 21 °C

    Ik was aan het klimmen en strijden en zweten en oefff wat had ik er geen zin meer in.... Zie ik ineens iets op de weg gekladdert. Vlak voor de top lijken er wel allemaal namen op de weg te staan.... Hè?! Froome? Nibali? Holy shit hahah! Als die hier fietsen met hun fiets die net 8 kilo weegt, en ik hier rijd met m'n tientallen kilo's bagage. Okee volgens mij is het dan wel geoorloofd wat te zweten 😂

    Nog even gekletst met de buurman! Een meneer die uit UK komt maar eigenlijk de hele wereld afreist. Nu is hij opzoek naar een plek om lange tijd te wonen, maar hij had geen idee waar. Dus twee weken geleden een fiets gekocht in Bordeaux en deze route gaan fietsen! Wat een avontuur! We hebben gelachen, maar ook best serieuze gesprekken gehad. Heel bijzonder hoe er een soort connectie is doordat je dezelfde tocht maakt. Voelt heel speciaal om die persoonlijke verhalen van anderen te mogen horen.
    Fijne avond allemaal!

    (Rectificatie van een trouwe en oplettende lezer: het moet natuurlijk 6,9kg zijn ipv 8kg)
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  • Day26


    August 2 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    66km met flink wat hoogtemeters, but I made it! De camping heet 'La Playa' dus ik ga zo eens op onderzoek uit naar het strand haha. Maar eerst de tent neerzetten en op adem komen!

  • Day26

    Eet smakelijk!

    August 2 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    Voor iedereen die zich zorgen maakte: tadaaaaa!

  • Day27

    Dag camping plekje!

    August 3 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Dag camping plekje! Je was klein maar fijn🙃 Even ontbijten en dan gaan we er een mooie dag van maken!

  • Day13

    Lograno to Navarrette

    May 2, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Hola from Navarrette, Spain. I am in a small town between the larger towns of Lograno and Burgos. So, a couple things have happened...I have discovered that I cannot walk 17-18 miles per day through hills and valleys, get into a town and search for a place to stay at 5 or 6 pm. I am too tired and there is limited rooms and most are taken by that time of day. Sooo, I plan on hiking until one or two o’clock, and dumping into the closest town which may or may not have, If you don’t hear from me, don’t worry...just off the grid. I reached Navarrette at around noon today...met up with two hikers that I have gotten to know, Kristy from Australia and Ellen from Virginia...had lunch at a cafe and they
    proceeded on to the next town and I stayed put here. I found a great Albergue in the center of town for around $10. I settled in, did some laundry and walked around town some. I am sharing a room with a group of Canadian woman from Ontario and they invited me for dinner in the Albergue kitchen. They cooked, I mostly sipped wine and sliced some chorizo but a good time had by all. I plan to head out at around 730 am...not sure what my destination is as of yet but somewhere west of here. That’s about it from Spain...hope all is well back home. Thank you for checking in!
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  • Day5

    Fourth stop - Logroño

    May 3, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    Los Arcos -> 27km -> Longroño
    Ouch - that's about the best way to put it. It was long, it was challenging but we made it! Logroño is a great city with amazing wine - we crossed into La Rioja. Great food, great location with good companyRead more

  • Day119


    June 28, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    We have officially walked 100 miles now!!! We left just before daybreak and enjoyed a much cooler morning as we left Los Arcos behind. Today’s walk took us up and over many hills which gave our legs quite a workout. We are definitely in wine country now with vineyards next to us much of the way. We left the Navarra province of Spain and entered the La Rioja, which is a province and autonomous community in northern Spain with a renowned local wine industry.

    A wonderful part of doing the Camino is getting to know all of the people who are walking around the same speed as us. There is a group of us who seem to be staying in the same towns. Each morning all of us leave at different times and throughout the our walk we catch some, get passed by others, and it seems we all meet up during breaks and at the end. We had an enjoyable break in Viana today with Joshua (from San Francisco) Adam and his mom (from Slovenia), Noel (from Austin, Texas), and the four Spanish women we shared a room with. Noel used the street in front of the cafe to teach Adam the Cupid Shuffle to the delight of all of us. 🙂

    We felt great walking today until we had about 4 miles to go. Man! My feet got tired at the end. We ended up walking 18 miles by the time we got to our room, BUT we have our OWN room AND our OWN bathroom 🚽. 🙂👍🏻The bonus is it is also air conditioned, and we are enjoying that as we prepare our packs for tomorrow.

    Our routine each day is pretty simple now:
    1. Walk
    2. Get our beds
    3. Take a shower
    4. Wash clothes by hand then hang to dry
    5. Check out town/surroundings
    6. Eat (sometimes eating is first before checking things out)
    7. Buys snacks for next day’s hike
    8. Gather dry clothes
    9. Get backpacks ready to go for next day
    10. Go to bed 🛏 (add pictures and write about the day before sleeping)
    11. Repeat

    Tonight, we walked through Logroño ‘s beautiful cathedral...each church we go in seems to get more amazing. Logroño is quite large compared to most places we have stopped, and besides the plaza and cathedral, we won’t be able to really see much. Rest and sleep are more important. We plan to go all the way to Nájera tomorrow...another 17-18 miles.

    Nothing major bothering our bodies so far. Alan has a foot that bothers him mainly in the morning...Seems to be a nerve thing, we think. Some of the others in our group have been dealing with blisters. I hope we continue to avoid them.
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  • Day18

    Sunday in Logroño

    September 9, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Totally relaxed! It was a very easy - no major gradients at all - walk of just under 10 km from Viana to Logroño. We still left early in the cool morning air - there had been thunderstorms in the evening and night, even though we walked yesterday under a cloudless sky. And they predict more for later today. The festivities in Viana did continue on into the night as warned! Woke at 3.30 and heard music and revelry, but at 7 am the street cleaning truck was doing its thing and when we left the street was spotless, and ready for the bulls!

    So we have left Navarra and the Basque lands now. Arrived in Logroño at about 11 am but the room was ready, and the bags arrived soon after, so we were all set. We are here for 2 nights in this very good hotel, right on the edge of the old centre, and right on the Camino. After changing from our barely sweaty clothes, we went on a reconnoiter, all fairly familiar from 5 years ago, and a really lovely town. We of course first checked out where the laundromat was, and it’s hours!! Amr was happy, and is there now doing the washing with his kindle. But first after checking, we went into the main centre and found a crazy crowd - again...! Weekends! We discovered there was a Rioja agricultural and wine expo, and the main square was packed. Plus there was a mass just starting in the adjacent cathedral adding to the chaos. Anyway, it was fun, and we had a beer and some tapas for lunch, and after that I found I could better cope with the madding crowds...which were finally starting to thin out.

    So all good..I am having downtime in the room (wifi seems excellent!) and Amr is having downtime at the laundromat! Tomorrow will be a relax day, and the next 2 walking days (Tuesday and Wednesday) are also both under 20 km, as a longer walk has been split into 2 shorter sections...perfect. Tonight there is Masterchef España on TV!!!
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  • Day19

    Lazy Monday in Logroño

    September 10, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    A beautiful lazy day. Woke early as were were asleep by 10.30, but leisurely went to breakfast- very large selection in this good hotel....we know that many of the smaller places will just be bread and coffee, so we enjoy it while we can.

    We had a walk along the river, just to keep from being totally immobile, and it was cool when we left - I almost wished I had a jacket except it was meant to get warmer. It was cloudy bright, but has now become clear blue sky, and probably hot in the sun, and very pleasant. Finally made our way to a cafe/bar we had spied yesterday, but was shut in the evening when we planned to go. Open now, and it was worth the wait! We had spotted chipperones a la plancha on its list, which is my very favourite thing - baby calamari on the grill - and not all places do it. Also there was octopus a la plancha with their special home made salsa (mayonnaise-like), which was also amazing, in fact I liked it more than the famous octopus Galician style (with a sprinkle of smoked peppers)....and we rounded it off with pimientos de padron, another favourite!! We do love the informality here, and the relaxed dress code etc. - no one in Dior outfits or fancy shoes - in fact everyone seems to wear sneakers, not just the walkers - maybe it’s the cobbles... Also, can’t get over the prices...a glass of wine - beautiful Rioja red - costs anything from €1 to €1.75!

    So now returned for some downtime. Amr is downstairs in the jacuzzi. Tomorrow we walk!
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  • Day13

    Torres del Rio - Logroño

    August 31 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Am Morgen bestellte ich mir einen Café con leche und ein feines Omeletten-Sandwich. Zu Beginn fürchtete ich, es würde ein ganz kalter Morgen zum Wandern. Im Wetterbericht stand etwas von 8 Grad. Als sich dann aber die Sonne zeigte, merkte ich, dass es wohl kühl, aber nicht so schlimm war. Meine Trainer Jacke verstaute ich im letzten Moment noch in meinem Rucksack. Wiederum führte mein Weg über weite Felder. In einem Wäldchen waren verschiedene Steinmännchen aufgebaut und ein Baum mit vielen Schleifen geschmückt. Während ich den Baum näher, trat eine Pilgerin hinzu und wir begrüßten uns. Es stellte sich heraus, dass sie aus Ungarn stammte. Da sie in Budapest als Deutschlehrerin arbeitete, konnten wir uns gut auf Deutsch unterhalten. Wir liefen dann ein rechtes Stück zusammen und tauschen uns aus. Unter anderem erzählte sie, dass sie in der letzten Nacht in Estella mit zwei Jungs zusammen war. Einer von beiden habe ihr einen geschnitzten Avocado-Stein geschenkt. Ich erinnerte mich daran, dass Ludovic von der Pension in Azqueta auch Avocado Steine schnitzte. Es stellte sich heraus, dass wir beide Ludovic kennengelernt hatten. Was für ein lustiger Zufall! Ich lief bis nach Viana. Von dort wollte ich nach Logrono mit dem Bus fahren. Ich war recht froh darüber, denn Logroño ist eine recht große Stadt und das Wandern durch die Vorstädte und Industriegebiete wäre nicht so toll gewesen. Von der Bushaltestelle nach Logroño musste ich ungefähr noch 20 Minuten zu meiner Pension laufen. Mein mehrmaliges Läuten an der Türglocke bewirkte nichts. So rief ich die Telefonnummer, die auf der Tafel stand, an und es meldete sich eine Frauenstimme, die nur spanisch sprach. Sie redete etwas von 10 Minuten, und tatsächlich, plötzlich trat ein junger Mann von ungefähr 15 Jahren zu mir. Es war der Sohn der Pensionsfrau. Er zeigte mir alles. Die Pension war wirklich perfekt ausgestattet. Nach einer erfrischenden Dusche ging ich noch einige Sachen einkaufen. Zu Hause in meinem Hotelzimmer ass ich dann noch etwas.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Logroño, Logrono, Logronyo, لوغرونيو, Горад Лагронья, Логроньо, Λογρόνιο, Logronjo, Logroñu, لگرنیو, לוגרוניו, Լոգրոնյո, RJL, ログローニョ, 로그로뇨, Lucronium, Logronjas, लोग्रोन्यो, Logronh, لوگرونو, 26001, लोग्रोंयो, Логроњо, โลโกรโญ, Логроньйо, 洛格罗尼奥

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