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Río Vena

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25 travelers at this place:

  • Day9

    Eigth stop - Burgos

    May 7 in Spain

    Belorado -> 27km (+22km by bus) -> Burgos
    My ankle feeling better, we were off to Agés, from where we took a bus to Burgos. I will have a well deserved (and not forced) rest day tomorrow. Today's walk was through long forest routes that were wonderful and relaxing! Looking forward to discovering the city!

  • Day25

    Now photos on walk to Burgos

    September 16 in Spain

    A miracle, the photos went, after an agonisingly long time, and on the second attempt when I put my iPad near the door, not out on the alcove in our room where I had been sitting! So will have another go...not many today anyway, as the walk in to the city is not picturesque. But lovely early morning light, and the view of Burgos in the distance.

  • Day10

    Rest day - Burgos

    May 8 in Spain

    What an awesome city! Never really heard of it much but had a pleasure discovering it. Tomorrow off for new adventures. It's been a week walking and this rest day did me really well

  • Day26

    Photos in Burgos

    September 17 in Spain

    Will have a shot at the photos...one of the view from the castle down to the city, and the door of the cathedral in the street, and the interior with the staircase leading up to it.

  • Day25

    Will try with just 3, and see how it goes. Photos seem to need such strong wifi to upload...

  • Day21

    Burgos

    May 23, 2017 in Spain

    On Sunday I walked about 25 miles so I could have an extra day in Burgos. I've enjoyed it so much, I added another.

    The city sits on two rivers, and is a lovely mix of modern and traditional. The gothic cathedral-- with El Cíd buried at its heart-- is one of the loveliest in the world. (Tell me if you'd like a link to the album of pictures I took there.)

    On my first evening here, two locals spotted me finishing dinner, and invited me to their table for a beer. That gesture, and the conversation that followed about my Camino, will stay with me long after I leave tomorrow.Read more

  • Day18

    De Ortega to Burgos - 16.2 miles

    October 9, 2017 in Spain

    Weather app indicated it was 39 F this morning. Another cold snap and hope it warms up more.

    Left in the dark, but with the light of a full moon to guide my way. Crossed three cattle gates and had a very nice walk until I reached an uphill, the only bad one on this part of the Camino, and I was teleported to the moon to walk on moon rocks. Take a look at the first pic and you will understand.

    As I approached Burgos, I had to walk around an airfield in the sun which was ok, but then I walked through a small community on the outskirts, then through a park that would never end. Finally reached the city and no idea where I would stay, but I saw a Camino travel business, walked in and asked for help with accommodations . Very nice man helped me, called a hostel and found a room for two nights. Had some difficulty with his directions, but got here, checked in, cleaned up, headed out for a drug store for ibuprofen and a laundromat. Got it all done and my clothes really smell nice. A very nice Spanish woman helped me with the washing machines and we conversed for a bit. We both spoke broken English and my small amount of Spanish enabled me to do what I needed to do.

    Back at the room, I am enjoying some snacks I got at the mercado and will have dinner later.

    The second pic is of a sheep correll and glad those little guys were penned up in the early am. Also enjoyed coffee twice enrout as well as two pan ah chocolates (I will admit that the French spelling is beyond me at present).

    The third pic is a bridge where I saw several pilgrims soaking their feet. As it had warmed quite a bit from the early am I was tempted, but waited to soak in the shower. Had an apple later in the park.

    Thinking about Grampa Bear as my trail handle so what do you think?

    Oh yes, I've grown tired of the beard as it looks too scraggly so got a razor and shaving cream at the mercado and will get rid of it before visiting the cathedral tomorrow.

    The Camino offers many short courses in life and we just need to be aware to learn from it. Kindness, charity and understanding as well as preservearance, independence and determination. There are many more and as many reasons to walk the Camino as there are Pilgrims wanting to walk it.

    More tomorrow as I need to take a short nap.

    Naps over, I had dinner and noticed the children playing in the park at 1930. Place is quite busy on a work night. Also some graffiti can be quite pretty as the attached suggests.
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  • Day11

    Burgos ... oh wow.

    September 20, 2017 in Spain

    The medieval pilgrim arriving at the jaw - dropping cathedral in Burgos might have been tempted to stay here awhile for surely this was a place where heaven and earth seemed just a little closer. A place where angels and saints convened in joyous celebration.

    It is without question the most beautiful cathedral I've yet to see in Europe.

    On a less spiritual note, Coleen and I took the opportunity of the big city to tuck into incredibly tasty and cheap tapas along with our first ice-chilled sangria of this trip.

    My spiritual and temporal needs now met, adios for from this most contented pilgrim.
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  • Day39

    This chapel is known as a cathedral within a cathedral. It is much bigger than the others. as it is dedicated to the founders of the cathedral. It is loaded with artwork and is a highlight of the tour.

  • Day39

    The many ornate chapels have carved wooden choir stalls in each (unique because they don’t appear in other cathedrals we’ve seen). The artwork took our breath away. So much color, wood and stone carvings, gold leaf, and paintings—it was overwhelming!

You might also know this place by the following names:

Río Vena, Rio Vena

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