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Valladolid

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30 travelers at this place:

  • Day43

    Pajares To Bendeunos

    October 2 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    What a day. Today the trail didn’t seem to know if it wanted to go up or down. There were long stretches of both. The scenery was great as usual. This section was rated 5/5 for difficulty and I now see why. It was like 4 hours straight on the stepper at the YMCA. Even tho it was only 15 kilometres today, it seemed like 40.

    When I arrived at the town where I thought the albergue was, all I found was a sign directing me to a road saying it was another 1.5 Kms away. Of course after going down hill into the town, this road was all uphill at a 30 degree angle.

    I came across another group of houses, and still did not see it. I then stopped and took off my pack, and consulted my iPad guide. Just as I was looking up the albergue phone number, a car came down the road and stopped by me. A very sweet woman asked if I was Terry! My fellow perigrinos Juan and Nicholas had arrived before me, and told her that I should arrive shortly. She came out looking for me. The albergue was just another 500 meters away! There she had prepared a fantastic Asturias style soup for us. This is one of the best albergues that I have every been in, and I would suggest that anyone doing this Camino stop over here.

    Anyway here are some pics.
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  • Day32

    Medina de Rioseco To Cuenca de Campos

    September 21 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    We left Medina a little late (9:30) this morning, since Petya had to take a bus back home to Alicante. After a breakfast of coffee and some crappy toastados, we headed off.

    The first 11 kilometres were very picturesque, walking along a canal. Along the way there was many historic pictures of boats on the canal from the past.

    The last part of the day was the toughest. There was 9 kilometres of road walking to our final destination.

    We arrived in Cuenca de Campos, and found the municipal albergue.

    All day long, none of the towns had anywhere to buy food, so we were starving at the albergue. We lived off of some nuts and a chocolate bar all day. There is a local diner here, but the have nothing to eat until 9:00 pm !! Anyway waiting for that now.

    This area seems to be famous for breeding championship greyhounds. Many pics of the dogs in the pub.
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  • Day30

    Puente Duero To Penaflor de Hornija

    September 19 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    .An early start this morning led us onto more farm track into a meseta like landscape for 24 kilometres. At least there were 3 towns with cafe bars to break up the day and to top up our waters.

    The sun was very strong this afternoon, and necessitated a smothering of sunscreen.

    The final approach to town was extra broooootal, as there was a final long uphill stretch to get into town.

    Our group of 5 consisting of Paul (Australia), Petya (Bulgarian), Marie (France), Gerard (Ireland), and myself are now resting in a great albergue. Tomorrow another 24 kilometres.
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  • Day29

    Alcazarén To Puente Duero

    September 18 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    How much more pine forest and farm track can I take!

    We broke into the 400’s today!!

    It was an early start to a 24 km day. With only one town as a rest stop in between. Paul has recovered from his over indulgence the other day, and we all made good time. Well except for one small deviation that I made when only a few kilometres from our destination. I was ahead, and the trail seemed to head off into the hills. After not seeing an arrow for a while, I arrived at the top of a hill overlooking a valley. A little further on, the trail ended at a farmers field. So, it was back up the hill and back to the spot in question. I phoned Petya on whatsapp, and she told me to follow the path parallel to the road. When the truth later came out, it seems that Petya had CHEATED by using her phone GPS. Anyway we all arrived at a nice little albergue run by a very interesting man named Yurgen from Germany.

    Also with us, is Marie from Lourdes France. Marie is 72, and has done 2 Camino’s per year for the last 20 YEARS!!!

    There was no where to eat in this town, so we all got some food at the local tiende, and conjured up a great meal. I was chastised by Marie, for putting butter on my bread! Simply not done in France!

    Time for bed!
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  • Day31

    Penaflor de Hornija to Medina de Rioseco

    September 20 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    A long 24 kilometres stretch today, with about 10 kms of road walking. The scenery is getting more Meseta like. Very dry with large open spaces.

    We are relaxing in an albergue here, the used to be a convent.

    A very nice town here. Have a look at today’s pics!

  • Day33

    Cuenca de Campos To Villalón de Campos

    September 22 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    After the last few hard days, we decided to do just a short walk to the next town. We still broke thru the 400’s into the 300’s. Most of the way was along an old railway track bed.

    A nice albergue here, but it did not open until 3:00.

    Again finding food in this town has not been easy, as we are arriving one day after a festival. That combined with being a Sunday, means that many things are closed.

    A few more days to Sahagun!
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  • Day34

    Villalón de Campos To Santervás de Campo

    September 23 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Today we started off with a great breakfast for a change. At the albergue, they had some milk, eggs, and bread. I cooked us up some French toast with this. The hospitalerio also gave us some melon. We hit the road full for a change.

    Most of the walk was thru farm track today. It seemed to go on forever. Fortunately, the weather is cooler.

    The albergue where we ended up at in Santervás de Campos is really something. The volunteer hospitalerios Isadoro and Reyes are fantastic host. The fed us well.

    This small village in the middle of nowhere, it turns out is very noteworthy. It was the birthplace of Juan Ponce de Leon! He was in charge of the expedition following Columbus. He was the first governor of Puerto Rico, and discovered Florida while looking for the fountain of youth.

    We were asked if we would like to see the museum, and agreed to go have a look. To our amazement, the museum was in the basement of the albergue! We went down into the cavernous space, and low and behold there was a complete museum with incredible displays.

    A truly incredible day.
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  • Day27

    Valladolid

    October 13 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Nos levantamos y Jesús, siendo local de la ciudad, nos dio un recorrido muy completo de la misma. Incluyendo datos históricos, leyendas o usos cotidianos de épocas anteriores.

    Comenzamos por la escultura de Colón, pues murió en esa ciudad. Luego el Parque Grande donde antiguamente se hacían las ejecuciones de la inquisición española y la plaza de Zorrilla, quién escribió don Juan Tenorio.

    Caminando hacia la plaza mayor, pasamos a un antiguo convento cuyo piso está hecho de piedras y huesos.

    En la plaza mayor misma, nos comentó de los usos de las galerías de comercio, las mismas que nos llamaron la atención en ciudades como Bolonia. Por ejemplo: como en el segundo piso vivía el dueño de la tienda, cualquiera podía pedirle un trabajo a la hora que fuera a través de una ventanilla destinada a eso.

    Pasamos por varias iglesias locales y finalizamos en el viejo coso. Una antigua y pequeña plaza de toros convertida en un edificio residencial con un jardín interior. Como ejemplo de reutilización y mantención de lugares históricos.

    Finalizamos la visita de Valladolid con un vino local, más tapas y pinchos junto a su madre y a sus hijos.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Provincia de Valladolid, Valladolid, Balladolit, Província de Valladolid, バリァドリッド(バジャドリッド)

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