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23 travelers at this place:

  • Day17

    Blowing in the wind

    May 25 in Spain

    As Seixas - Melide 15km

    Bei trüben und extrem windigen Bedingungen ging es heute einen kleinen Stich hoch auf 750Hm. Die Vegetation änderte sich schlagartig und hatte den Charme schottischer Highlands. Danach ging es wieder bergab und wir erreichten gegen Mittag das Etappenziel Melide. Hier endet offiziell der Camino Primitivo. Für die letzten drei Tage heißt es nun "Augen zu und durch" auf dem kommerziellen Camino FrancesRead more

  • Day34

    The Hordes

    October 7, 2017 in Spain

    What a difference we have seen since arriving in Melide, where the Camino Frances, the most popular Camino,joins the Primitivo. That's where we saw our first "all things Camino" gift shop, and where I saw a Camino magnet with my name on it (literally, Sara - Camino de Santiago. Of course I got it). Coming out of Lugo we started to see frequent pristine distance markers about every five minutes. Since Melide all of them had the plate with the distance pried out (these were taken for souvenirs, I assume) and graffiti all over the markers and walls. It was usually entertaining graffiti, with little thoughts about the Camino or names of people who have been on it. One group that signed many markers was "Las Enfermeras Raras (the strange nurses). There are also many more people on the Camino and in the hostels, although there are correspondingly more hostels and we have not had any trouble finding places to stay. The weather has been beautiful though hot and sunny, so the last couple of hours in the afternoon can be somewhat challenging. We are all doing well and are excited to be almost to SantiagoRead more

  • Day26

    Feliz Cumpleanno

    October 5, 2017 in Spain

    On this fine day in Manitoba, Canada a beautiful baby, now woman, was born. Happy birthday Coleen.

    Greetings from around the world are being sent your way from family, old friends and new Camino friends.

    Have a great day mi amor.

  • Day37

    It's a Wonderful Life

    October 5, 2017 in Spain

    Today's celebration started with a rock picked up along the Camino, soon followed by a video of last night's bunkmates singing Happy Birthday. Another rendition was sung by Jesus and Paulo's troupe when we met at a breakfast stop. I was presented with handpicked walnuts by a smiling elderly Spanish man and lots of Happy Birthday e-mail messages - many of which were orchestrated by my best friend and love of my life, Scott. Thanks to all who participated! I've had a truly wonderful day.

    Supper was a Pulpa Feast - octopus!
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  • Day12


    April 4 in Spain

    Heute war es nur eine kurze Strecke mit viel Wasser von oben :) daher weniger Bilder, aber viel Entspannung, Vogelgezwitscher und die Reiter sind zu Pferd auch nicht schneller als ich zu Fuß, da ich der Gruppe seid Samos immer wieder begegne.

    Bei dem Regen kehrt man auch gerne für ein leckeres Frühstück ein und hört dem Prasseln genüsslich zu.

    Distanz: 15,59 km

  • Day12

    Melide (ca 264,7km)

    April 11 in Spain

    Das Wetter machte uns auf unserem Weg nach Melide erneut einen Strich durch die Rechnung. Während es nicht nur nass und regnerisch war und man somit kaum eine sinnvolle Möglichkeit zur Rast hatte (erste Bar ab Kilometer 15 oder so...), stapften wir tapfer durch den Regen und auch Nebel, der einige schön gespenstische Bilder der kommunalen Friedhöfe und einsamer Bergstrecken erlaubte.

    In Melide angekommen, kamen wir in der öffentlichen Herberge unter, haben einen herrlich leckeren Burger gefüttert und uns noch die Kirche in Melide angesehen (Iglesias del San Pedro). Kaum zu glauben, dass es nur noch zwei, maximal drei Etappen bis nach Santiago sind!Read more

  • Day34


    May 29, 2017 in Spain

    A rainy 17 mile journey through verdant forests and crumbling villages brought us to the town of Melide, a hub of commerce during the middle ages. It's population of 7,824 feels huge after our multiple stays in places with < 100 population. Two days from now, we should be arriving in Santiago, it feels simultaneously too soon and not soon enough. We'll have another night in an albergue, surrounded by fellow pilgrims. This albergue boasts a renovated kitchen and grassy outdoor space. We take advantage of both, eating lunch and hanging out in the garden, scheduling our next day's accommodations and reading as our laundry washes.Read more

  • Day35

    Happy to leave the spanish groups behind and walk with 3 irish and one english woman stopping for food/beer every 3kms till my turnoff at Casa Nova ( or we’re looking for casanova as it became). No one else out, no rain and lush green forests, cute tiny villages and tavernas. Parted ways at sign to Casa Blanca which was 1.3 kms off ghe camino. Walked a further 4kms return to Castle Pambre alongside a river, through oak and chestnut forests.
    Dinner was much more upmarket - salad of greens, bacon, blue cheese, walnuts, then beef cheek abd quince paste with cheese ice cream. Anticipate a quiet nights sleep.
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  • Day37

    13 June To Melide

    June 14 in Spain

    Casa Blanca breakfast was very upmarket then i retraced my steps the 1.3km back to the camino. There were some nice forest stretches and little village churches but some next to busy highway and through light industry.
    Final approach to Melide through Founelos and its old stone bridge over a bubbling river was beautiful. My pension looked rather ordinary outside but was new and quiet inside. Lunched on octopus at the famous Ezequiel Restaurant and was not disappointed. Long communal benches in a big space were packed. Waiter said they go through 200kilos of octopus a day.
    Had a siesta, then sangrias in a bar in the sun at the major intersection. Dinner was a Caldo Gallego (cabbage soup) and another octopus at the same restaurant.
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  • Day45

    Melide to Selceda

    October 21, 2017 in Spain

    10.21.2017 Saturday 16 miles

    Because of the dark mornings, we have had to start our walk a little later each day. Today started about 8:40 and just light enough to see the trail markings. A wide trail today, but steeper hills very wet and muddy but easy on the feet. Still was a long 16 miles.

    Today we saw a donkey on the trail next to a stand with stuff to buy and feed the donkey! Most memorable and emotional was two women pushing an elderly man in a wheel chair. What strength. I felt I truly suffered nothing on the way. Also met someone who was doing the Camino for the third time and another walking back from Santiago after having walked to Santiago, taken a bus to Oporto and walked to Santiago again. Amazing.

    So here we are, near the end of our journey. Shorter walk tomorrow and Monday when we walk into Santiago.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Melide, ميليدي, Mellid, メリーデ, Мелиде, Мельид, Меліде, 梅利德

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