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Santiago de Compostela

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  • Day151

    142. Etappe: Santiago de Compostela

    November 30, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    3.484 km! So viele waren es als ich heute im Pilgerbüro auf mein GPS geschaut habe, um meine Urkunde in Empfang zu nehmen. Habe also knapp den Blogtitel verfehlt, aber was solls: Ich bin glücklich über jeden gelaufenen Meter 🎉
    Kaum zu glauben, wie schnell die Zeit verflogen ist.
    Auf den letzten 20 km sahen wir noch einmal viele Pilger, überholten und wurden überholt. In der Stadt überraschte uns dann der Regen, aber pünktlich als wir auf dem Vorplatz der Kathedrale ankamen, strahlender Sonnenschein! 🌞
    Die aufregende Pilgerreise lassen wir bei der Pilgermesse in der Kathedrale ausklingen und sehen so manch bekanntes Gesicht vom Weg wieder.
    Da wir gestern so viele Kilometer gelaufen sind, können wir morgen noch einmal alles sacken lassen. Nach Hause bzw. auf zum nächsten Abenteuer geht es nämlich erst am Sonntag.
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  • Apr13

    Arca

    April 13 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Arca is on the route of El Camino around 20 kms to Santiago and the village where we managed to catch our Pilgrimers Jess and Julie. Their hotel garden gave us a great opportunity to have some drinks in the sun and get a little tipsy before our birthday dinner for Tom. The next morning we had breakfast together before we waved them off for their last day of walking adventures.Read more

  • Apr11

    Santiago de Compostela

    April 11 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    We arrived in Spain in Santiago de Compostela. We spent a very laid back day exploring and enjoying our first proper tapas of the trip, there is something very satisfying about free food, it seems to taste better.
    Santiago is a really interesting city, every corner has beautiful old buildings and the cathedral square is amazing. We felt a bit like fake pilgrims but didn't bother letting anyone know that we hadn't actually walked there.Read more

  • Day8

    Day 7 - Santiago de Compostela

    April 14 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Today was supposed to be a day of rest, but we accidentally walked 14.5k exploring the town! The local people paraded through the streets at midday to celebrate Palm Sunday - accompanied by men playing the bagpipes (we don't understand why). We then collected our posh pilgrim certificates before lunch and then strolled through the park and saw the sights. We will be disappointed to get back to the U.K. where you don't get free food with every drink you buy!Read more

  • Day31

    Portomarín to Santiago de Compostela

    May 20, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 64 °F

    Hello from Santiago. Even though I gave up my quest to walk to Santiago, I ended up here anyway as I needed to get here to get to Portugal so it turns out. I walked into the city...not quite the way I intended but walked in just the same. I think the Camino parallels life in many ways...You start out with a plan, work hard at it but in the end, things happen to change those plans and things end up differently. And, one can only hope that the end result still finds you standing and in good shape. As in my case here...it didn’t go as planned but I still managed to walk into the main square and see the Cathedral all in one piece. I completed 275 miles of the Camino. I have unbelievable respect for anyone who walks the whole 500 miles as it is a daunting task and it is very difficult. I left Portomarín this morning via taxi to Lugo because it is Sunday and no buses were running out of Portomarín. I had a 4 hour layover in the city of Lugo which turned out to be a welcomed stopover. The old city of Lugo is completely surrounded by a 3rd century Roman wall that is upwards to 50 feet high. It is the only city in the world that is still completely surrounded by a wall so I read. It has a walking path at the top and is more than a mile around the old city. So, I say goodbye to the Camino with all its good and bad. The good?...the people, the views, the history, the change in the country as you go from east to west, the food, the wine etc. The other positives is that you realize that you might be in a shitty albergue with less than favorable roommates or slogging through the rain wet and miserable but in a few hours or the next day, you maybe having a great time sitting at a cafe and loving life. The bad?...less than desirable bunk mates. I hate to stereotype but I will say that my worst nights in albergues were spent with the French...It was my experience which has been echoed by many others here that they can be the most selfish, self centered people that you can share quarters with and trust me...their needs come first. I know you can’t say that about all of the French but it has been my experience here. The other bad thing?...toilet paper along the path. It seems that a lot of women simply go, wipe and drop the toilet paper and leave it for the rest of us to pass and enjoy. I am not so sure what is so hard about kicking the toilet paper under a rock or some leaves but that doesn’t happen for some reason. But again, on the Camino as in life, you have both respectful people and non-respectful people. I leave via train for Portugal at 6:15 AM. I will arrive in Porto at 10:15 AM. I am shooting for a smaller town 10 miles or so south of Porto. The beach that I am looking at is called...Praia da Aguda. It looks like a pretty cool place. I am not sure what is there as far as accommodations but I guess I will find out tomorrow. Maybe sleep on the beach? Who knows? I have been told that Portugal is cheaper than Spain and the foods better. That sounds great as I found the food and the prices fantastic in Spain. So, that’s it for now, 0500 will come early but only a 10 minute walk to the train station. Goodnight from Santiago!Read more

  • Day28

    Twenty fith stop - Santiago

    May 26, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    O Pedrouzo -> 21km -> Santiago de Compostela
    Ya estoy aqui, en Santiago! I made it! Very happy and proud of the achievement. It was challenging, it was hard but it was so worth it and getting here is really rewarding. Gracias El Camino por todo 😊 Buen camino a todos mis amigos

  • Day11

    Birthday in northwest Spain

    July 8, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    Sam and I had a less strenuous day today. It was my birthday after all. We shared a memorial meeting in our Airbnb which was very special. We listened to an exhortation from the UK on the lost sheep, lost coin and lost sons. We read Luke 15. The lesson of being lost and found again can apply to everyone in different ways at different periods of our lives.

    After that we ventured out to see the sights in this Medieval town.
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  • Day148

    Santiago - July 27th

    July 27, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 63 °F

    I don’t really have any words to describe how wonderful and surreal today was. 💕❤️💕

    Alan, Paku and I entered the city together and, as we neared the cathedral, Andy greeted us with big hugs. Then, we continued through the tunnel and out into the plaza in front of the cathedral where Paul and Mirabelle ran up to hug and congratulate us. It was such a feeling of “Wow! We are finished. We really did it!” Groups of hikers dotted the plaza taking pictures, hugging, and just hanging out. It was kind of like we had all just won the big game and we were all discussing the details 🙂

    Today has been spent with our very special Camino friends, and it ended with what had to be the most amazing dinner. There were 14 of us...all ages...celebrating our time together on this journey It was like the perfect ending to a movie that we actually lived. 💕 I told Alan there is no way my little video snippets can convey what we experienced.

    The first video is of our arrival to Santiago, and then the 2nd is from our dinner together...probably the sweetest birthday celebration for dear Mariana whose giggles and happiness for life we will truly miss. ❤️

    We are going to take it easy for a couple of days, explore this city, then fly back home via Iceland. So, this adventure is now complete. ❤️🙂

    Thank you all for taking the time to follow along.
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  • Day54

    We are in Santiago de Compostela!!!

    October 15, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    We made it!!! We are here and have photos to prove it. It was a rainy day, really, today...but still light enough that we stayed dry...feet, clothes etc, and on our arrival in Santiago the clouds parted and the sun shone!! It was quite a long walk, 22.4 kms, and seems endless as you enter a city. But we didn’t get lost this time, and found the cathedral properly! And we bumped into Jessica just about 15 mins before actually arriving at the cathedral square, which is the destination for all pilgrims, so we walked in together...so nice! This is excellent wifi, have just sent yesterday’s photos which wouldn’t send, and will now add some to this, before we go on a reconnoiter of the town.Read more

  • Day10

    Santiago de Compostela

    December 7, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Day 10 on the Camino:

    Today we left the hostel at 6 am to avoid crowded hostels once we get to Santiago. It was also very convenient because we were only walking alongside highways and streets and it was better not to see all of it. 25.5 km of walking today. It wasn’t a beautiful part of the Camino but the feeling of arriving at the cathedral was incredible! We went to get our pilgrims certificates right away and then I found a hostel in the middle of the city, right next to a park from which i have a beautiful view of the cathedral.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Santiago de Compostela, سانتياغو دي كومبوستيلا, سانتياجو دى كومبوستيلا, Santiaqo de Kompostela, Горад Сантяга-дэ-Кампастэла, Сантяго де Компостела, Santiago de Compostel·la, Σαντιάγο ντε Κομποστέλα, Santiagu de Compostela, سانتیاگو د کمپوستلا, Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle, סנטיאגו דה קומפוסטלה, Սանտիագո դե Կոմպոստելա, Santiago di Compostela, サンティアゴ・デ・コンポステーラ, სანტიაგო-დე-კომპოსტელა, 산티아고데콤포스텔라, Compostella, Santiago de Kompostela, Santiago de Compostella, Santjago de Kompostela, Сантијаго де Компостела, सांतियागो दे कोंपोस्तेला, Compostèla, Сантьяго-де-Компостелæ, Сантьяго-де-Компостела, සන්තියාගෝ ඩි කොම්පොස්ටෙලා, சாந்தியாகோ தே கோம்போசுதேலா, ซานเตียโกเดกอมโปสเตลา, סאנטיאגא דע קאמפאסטעלא, 聖地亞哥德孔波斯特拉, 聖地亞哥-德孔波斯特拉

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