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  • Day42

    A night in an ancient monastery

    June 27, 2017 in Spain

    So today I am not feeling frightened or nervous, just kind of flat. Five us walked together (4 single women and one guy) into Sobrado dos Monxes, a town with a Cistercian monastery with 13th century origins. What's now standing is mostly from the 16th century onwards, and there is a much improved albergue. When Dana and I slept here 10 years ago, it was a hygienic disaster. Now there are decent and clean beds, clean hot showers, but tons more people than when we were here. This is good preparation for what we will find tomorrow when we get to Arzua and the Camino Frances.

    After a very nice lunch with ten other amigos, the topic turned to tomorrow's lodging. Turns out three of them had had a hard time finding a place, and the rest of us hadn't even started looking. Half an hour and many phone calls later, the rest of us finally found something. Same thing for the next day. I did have a reservation in Santiago but I had to cancel because I am a day behind. So things are unclear but I do have a bed for the next two nights!
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  • Day20

    Sobrado dos Monxes

    October 9, 2016 in Spain

    Nice 24km walk today, mostly off road. Perfect weather again.

  • Day28

    D-26. Friol - Sobrado

    October 22, 2016 in Spain

    Distance 25.3 km (634.6)
    Steps 33200 (1 045 085)
    Ascent/Descent 472/430

    Net lyjant lietui toliau mėgaujuos keliu. Iki kol popiet pasiekiau Šiaurinį kelią, ėjau visiškai vienas, nesutikdamas jokių žmonių. Užtat kiekvienam kaime bent po 5 palaidus šunis, kurie būtinai turi aploti kiekvieną praeinantį pakeleivį. Na bet panašu kad nebeturiu baimės palaidiems šunims.
    Nakvynė Sobrado vienuolyne. Tokia ramybės ir harmonijos oazė, kur storos akmenų sienos skaičiuoja jau daug šimtmečių, o vienuoliai rūpinasi kad ir toliau juos skaičiuotų.
    Kaip ir kasdien, suradus nakvynės vietą, nuėjau į dušą, o po to jau automatiškai išsiskalbiau rūbus. Ir tik bedžiaudamas juos supratau, kad džiaunu dar nenešiotas kojines, o tos su aromatu sau pakampėj slepiasi :) būna, automatika paveda!


    Even the rain can't take away my joy of Camino. Until afternoon I met nobody until track reached Camino del Norte. Except the dogs. They been everywhere and in every village at least few loose dogs with a must-to-bark attitude. On the bright side - I lost my fear of loose dogs.
    Tonight I'm staying at Sobrado monastery. The island of peace and harmony where thick walls made of stone counts centuries. And monks are taking good care of it.
    And today I washed clean socks while dirty ones were hiding in a corner.. Probably I need a day off.
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  • Day89

    Sobrado dos Monxes

    June 20, 2017 in Spain

    I slept really bad feeling not comfort with myself again because of my weak, striking body. I needed lot’s of time to get ready cause there was one more part of my body which needs to be treated specially except the feet :p.

    The environment of the camino became interesting after crossing an old bridge which was the beginning of an natural path through an untouched forest. The morning sun shined through the leafs on my face and I felt really amazed by the nature and lived through a short moment of deep pleasure. Then I thought about this unusual happening and the words ”I don’t know what this means- god knows..” came spontaneously into my mind. Reflecting this situation I need to laugh because it seems like something special and maybe religious on the camino.

    Then I met João a young student from Santiago who came from Salvador Brazil! We talked and discussed a lot about political and social problems in future. Along the way we met a nice woman from Prague which joined us till we arrived in the Monastery of Sobrado.
    While we talked about robbers in Europe João just mentioned joking “Of course it’s necessary to keep your doors locked - but in Salvador/ Brazil they enter anyway and steal your door as well”...

    In monastery I met Pablo and Xavier again, while the british monk from the reception made jokes about german habits and Merkel :D.

    Later I drunk some wine with Jana the German I met the day before and the Canadian woman who also did continue the camino at least.
    The rooms were old but clean and the old unused church there was the most impressive one I’ve visited along the way!
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  • Day25

    07.10.2017 - Sobrado dos Monxes

    October 7, 2017 in Spain

    Nach leckerem Frühstück mach ich mich auf die Socken. "Und dann geh ich diese Straße lang" bekommt da nochmal eine ganz andere Bedeutung. 2/3 des Weges führen auf bzw. an der Straße entlang. Die etwas unschönere Tour endet dann in Sobrado. Das Highlight des Tages ist wohl doch der Blick auf einen kleinen See und die saubere Unterkunft. Im dem relativ kleinen Ort befindet sich eine beeindruckende Klosteranlage, in der auch eine große Albergue integriert ist.Read more

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