Plaza del la Compania

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  • Day115


    June 24, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Pamplona...WOW! We arrived into the old city around noon today just as our albergue was opening. We are staying at de Jesús y María, and I’m residing on the top bunk again (I think I am getting better at it 🙂). Our albergue is in the old town, so it was easy to spend the afternoon/evening exploring the streets and plazas. I think a person could spend days winding around the narrow streets, nooks and crannies of this city.

    What was amazing to us was how many people we ran into that we had already met earlier on this journey...Noel, David, Helene, Ariel, Nadia and her husband, etc. Our Camino family seems to be forming.

    Alan couldn’t get enough of the octopus tapas here, whereas I was thrilled to find out that KitKats here are just like the ones in Canada...WAY better chocolate 🍫!

    We have found the local people to be so kind everywhere, and two times today we had people show us the way to go when they saw us struggling.

    Tomorrow, we head to Puenta la Reina...about 14 miles. No blisters, yet, knock on wood...just tired legs and shoulders.
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  • Day6


    August 7, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Nachdem wir uns eine Unterkunft (Jesus y Maria 9€) im Zentrum Pamplonas gesucht haben, folgt wieder das obligatorische duschen und Wäsche waschen. Anschließend geht es direkt in eine nahegelegenen Bar, wo wir bei Bier und Pinxtos (ähnlich Tapas) ein wenig relaxen. Während die anderen anschließend ein wenig relaxen, mache ich mich mit Luisa (Italien) auf den Weg die Stadt ein wenig zu erkunden. Wir schauen uns die Arena del Torro und die Kathedrale an und schlendern anschließend ein wenig durch die Gassen Pamplonas. Anschließend geht es auch schon fast direkt wieder zum Abendessen. Dieses besteht wieder aus verschieden Pinxtos in unterschiedlichen Bars.Read more

  • Day4

    First Visit To Pamplona

    August 15, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Woke up really early. Body is still on Australian time.
    Trying to cram evething into the tiny backpack is fun
    Would be so much easier if I ditched the sleeping bag but I'm sure I'll need it later?

    Had a nice breakfast at the hostel
    Just musli toast and pastries
    Got metro to the train station almost went to Málaga as the guard told us to get on the wrong train. Fortunately there was a girl in "our" seat and when she produced her ticket to prove it was her seat she looked at my ticket and said we were on the Málaga train not Pamplona. We jumped off quickly just before it pulled off. 😳

    Once at Pamplona we hadn't a clue where to go we had forgot to look up directions and there was no internet at station.

    My Sygic off line gps did not understand the address (because the email had the basque name for street) we saw some back packers so decided to follow them. (in the wrong direction LOL)
    Everything was closed for afternoon siesta but finally we found a bar, there was no free "We Fee" but I smiled sweetly at the girl behind the bar and she typed the code into my phone.

    Once we had internet I could use the link in the email to google maps.
    It was only a 30min walk so we set off.

    It was full sun and no shade must remember to always carry water.

    Mo said her foot was starting to hurt. She had left her hiking socks off on the train and was just wearing her liners, so we stopped in a park under a tree and I taped up her foot and she put her socks on.
    Only 20 minutes to go but I'm sure she dodged her first blister.

    We followed google along the bank if the river to the hostel.

    The room is basic small with no windows but clean, just thin paper sheets. Glad I have my silk liner and sleeping bag 👍

    We took a shower and went to explore pamplona
    First task was find a phone shop. I spotted a small shop and bought two orange 15€ sims. The girl spoke no English but we managed to buy sims and get them set up in our phones.

    No international calls but 400mins of local and 7Gb data apparently we will get an SMS with a bonus 10Gb we will wait and see? Apparently there is no way to find out your balance as we can't send SMS ill see what I can discover hopfuly there is a website or app?

    We had a quick visit to two amazing churches.
    We will visit again when we pass back through as we didn't do them justice.

    Found a place selling Pilgrim special dinner

    Entre , main and drink(beer wine or water) . For 16.90€ or 14.90€ if you went inside we paid the extra and stayed outside in the courtyard and listen to a buscar playing guitar.

    I had seafood Piella for starters followed by whole Sea Bass (3€ extra) mo had spag boll followed by Bull Stew

    After lunch we took a stroll around town before heading back home.

    We made ourselves a coffee and met an Australian guy Jeff from the Sunshine Coast
    He was retired and doing his second Camino first time was last year.

    He had left his wife at home and seemed like he walked at a fair pace. He said definitely keep the sleeping bag and strap it on the outside if there's not enough room. He had a 42l bag which is very big?

    Was starting to get tired so at 9.30 called it a day.
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  • Day12

    12 Miles to Pamplona

    April 29, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 7 °C

    This was our first full 12-mile day, plenty of small hills and a few bigger ones that tested us. We were surprised by a street market and parade as we walked through the Pamplona suburbs — May 1 is a major holiday throughout Europe, so it’s been a 5-day holiday weekend and every town is packed.

    We’re staying at an albergue with these pod beds, complete with lockers, lights and electric outlets — quite luxurious by albergue standards. And a washer and dryer!

    Tomorrow we’ll climb Alto de Perdon, the Hill of Forgiveness, about 2500 feet. More tomorrow —
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  • Day5


    June 3, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Made it to Pamplona in one piece. Feet still okay!! Wow.
    On the second day of rain rain rain. And still over 700km to go 👌
    Internet is not proving to be very good , so updates might not come daily 😉 enjoying the disconnection yayRead more

  • Day38

    Zubiri & Pamplona

    September 10, 2016 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    Fri, Sept 9: More cool, comfortable travels from Roncesvalles to Zuburi - a little over 20km. Beautiful views and towns along the way as well as a pilgrim terrier named Yogi.

    Sat, Sept 10: Another 20-some km to Pamploma! Sun was out and temp was up, but not quite so brutal as first day. More hiking through forest and a lovely town or two.
    Lost a trekking pole off a bridge as I was admiring the view, but nope, didn't get a pic as I tried instead to recover the pole. No luck, but one pole still comes in handy.
    Pamplona is fantastic & a great place to people watch. I found a swingset too!
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  • Day6

    Camino Stage 3-2: Zuburi to Pamplona

    September 29, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Date: 9/29/2016
    Distance: 21.1km, 13.7 mi

    From rural trails into Pamplona, the first major city along the Camino. We're staying in the heart of the city. A highlight of the evening was visiting Café Iruña, which was frequented by Earnest Hemingway.Read more

  • Day7

    Hot day in Pamplona

    August 24, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 35 °C

    According to my Fitbit, I've walked 19 miles today. Fortunately, we arrived in Pamplona around 1:00, before it was too hot.

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