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10 travelers at this place:

  • Day26

    Impressions of Spain

    September 29, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    Although Spain is very much like the United States in many ways, I certainly do not forget that I am in a foreign country while I'm here; there is so much that is different. I have been surprised at how very rural the areas I've been walking through have been. Even when there are big cities, there are farms, cows, horses, right up until the city and almost immediately after. There is very little urban sprawl, and in the smaller towns there are absolutely no gas stations, no chain stores. Even in the large cities I rarely saw a McDonald's or Burger King, and never anything like Starbucks or Dunkin' Donuts. Every small town has its own bar/café, and usually a bakery, pastry shop, and a meat shop.

    The people appear to be quite healthy, but of course I'm not seeing the ones sitting on the couch eating Cheetos. I see a lot of older men taking walks, not so much women. There are a lot of bicyclists, again mostly male. However, there is an enormous amount of smoking, and it's rare to be able to sit at an outside café and not have someone smoking right next to you.

    The Spanish are very family oriented and in the evening I enjoy watching children with their parents and grandparents in the plazas. The children seem to be willing to appear in public with their families at an older age then we see in the United States. I also see a lot of older people in wheelchairs who are eating out with their families or just being taken for walks, which seems unusual to me.

    I'm not sure how faithful they are to it but there are recycling bins in every small town, although certainly not in the hostels. I have seen some windmills, no solar panels. I was interested to see them harvesting algae one day and asked about it, as I thought they were putting it on the fields for fertilizer. It turns out that they put it on the fields to dry and then they package and sell it, largely to the Japanese, for food or food additives.

    In general people are very friendly and very helpful, especially to pilgrims. One day I was walking in the morning, caffeine deprived and looking forward to my 1st cup of coffee. I knew that there was a bar in a small town coming up so went looking for it. I was happy to see the table and chairs so set down my knapsack and went in the open door. There I found a somewhat confused woman who said that it was her house, and that the bar in the town was closed. But she then invited me in, made me some cafe con leche, opened a box of cookies, and sat down and chatted with me. She was so amazingly hospitable. I told her she would be in my blog. (Her name is Nieves, which means snows).

    Today I got a bonus beach day as the only way to get from where I was to Lugo, where I am meeting my team, was to go up to the coast and then take another bus tomorrow morning. The weather wasn't great but I enjoyed walking by the ocean again. And tomorrow, with any luck at all, I'll be with Janet, Seikah, and Chris, doing the last hundred kilometers into Santiago!
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  • Day25


    September 28, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    I may be biased, but I have found pilgrims to be a delightful bunch, on the whole. There are two major age groups- under 30 (no kids, free and easy) and over 60 (I've met two people celebrating retirement and one celebrating the last child leaving the house). I was hoping that I would get senior privilege and respect but I am one of the younger of the older people so I don't get anything I don't deserve. I have met pilgrims from all over the world. The Germans certainly are the majority but I have encountered people from France, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Russia, Slovenia. I have only met one Asian pilgrim, from South Korea. There are not very many Americans on this Camino, which is good. Not that I have anything against Americans; some of my best friends are Americans. But I didn't come over to Spain to hang out with people from the US. Some are doing long distances. A woman I met from France did 500 km in France alone, and will do another 1000 km in Spain. Others are doing shorter distances. There is no competition about how many kilometers you've walked; people respect that everybody's Camino is different. I met one older man who has a bad back and he was pulling his possessions behind him in a little trolley (see below). That day was so wet and muddy that I think he eventually had to take to the road.

    I am coming to the end of my time as a solo traveler. I will finish this part of the Primitivo today, and tomorrow get transportation to Lugo to meet my team (sister Janet, niece Seikah, friend Chris). The walking has been beautiful these last few days. I've left the coast and the walking is definitely much hillier but the scenery is very interesting. It's been in the 80s the last couple days so when you're walking on the road under the blazing sun it gets very hot, but in the shade it's quite pleasant.
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  • Day9

    Salas - about 21 kms from Grado

    September 28, 2016 in Spain ⋅

    I slept well last night and was delighted that i felt well enough for another slow walk. I wasn't sure how it would go, but all was fine.

    We walked up and down a lot of hills today. This is a very challenging and beautiful Camino. Lots of natural sounds and smells, and more animals than people. Perfect!Read more

  • Day10

    Still in Salas

    September 29, 2016 in Spain ⋅

    My tummy bug took a turn for worse yesterday, so I've been in bed for 24 hours. Damian got me some medication, but the best i can hope for is to be well enough to take a bus or taxi tomorrow. This is starting to feel like 'the Camino that wasn't'.

    Salas is a pretty little town and thankfully, we're in a very comfortable hotel.Read more

  • Day3

    Salas (ca. 50,1km)

    April 2, 2018 in Spain ⋅

    Der Tag begann Recht erfreulich: In unserer Herberge (jeder gibt nur das in eine Spendenbox was er will) bekamen wir noch Frühstück bis wir uns dann um kurz nach 07:00 Uhr auf den Weg gemacht haben. Der erste Anstieg verlief völlig problemlos - bis wir nach Conellana kamen.

    Dort deuteten wir die Wegweiser ersteinmal völlig verkehrt und arbeiteten uns einen Hügel hinauf, der ins nirgendwo führte (eine Straße die auf einer Wiese endete.. wirklich.). Also wieder zurück, den richtigen Weg gefunden und den Rest des Tages damit verbracht, nach weiteren Wegweisern zu suchen, die völlig spärlich verteilt waren. Nur ein auf dem Weg befindlicher Getränkeautomat und ein Naturbrunnen, in dem wir unsere Füsse kühlen könnten, wussten die Stimmung etwas zu heben.

    Salas erreichten wir dann deutlich später als geplant und entschieden uns aufgrund der Strapazen für eine private Herberge. Die wiederum hatte kürzlich den Besitzer gewechselt und wird nun von Grund auf renoviert. Für waschen, duschen und schlafen ausreichend, nur bei weitem nicht so üppig ausgestattet wie im Wanderführer beschrieben. Die Heizung hat man dann nach mehrmaligem Nachfragen immerhin doch noch für uns angestellt... Nächstes mal also wieder eine öffentliche Herberge.
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  • Day16


    July 15, 2015 in Spain ⋅

    Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner = Brlinner?, because we haven't eaten anything except a few biscuits and nuts, but we did not expect so much food.
    At this local bar we sat down and he asked if we want food. We did and so he first brought a nice soup. After we finished the soup we got beans in sauce. Another huge portion. After that we did not except more.... But wait. another spanish dish, no idea what it was, but it was really good. After that we got another dish, rice with eggs and tomato sauce. And after that fish..... So much food!! And he keeps on wants give us more food and drinks.... Its never ending!! We should stay here the entire day...
    After finishing the fish we got desert with tea.

    And all this for the price of 10 euro per person!!!
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  • Day20

    D-18. Escamplero - Sala

    October 14, 2016 in Spain ⋅

    Distance 37.7 km (444.0)
    Steps 51200 (742 185)
    Ascent/Descent 871/867

    Viena išilgesnių dienų. Oras - priešingybė vakar dienos orams. Po stipriai rūkuoto ryto saulė ištirpdė visus debesis, tad stengiaus išnaudoti ši momentą ir paėjėti daugiau, kad lietingomis dienomis daugiau pakatiniauti galėčiau. Apsistojau Albergėj 'pas Migelį'. Migelis išėjo, ir likau visiškai vienas - daugiau nei vieno piligrimo. Ramybė, tyla ir poilsis.

    Basically, enjoying good weather :) today sprinted a bit so I could slow down on rainy days. This time I'm staying at 'La Campa de Miguel' and looks like I am the only one tonight here. Silence, peace and rest.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Salas, سالاس, Սալաս, Салас, 萨拉斯

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