Yesterday we left the plains of the Meseta and are now climbing slowly up into the mountains. We passed through Astorga where we visited the Cathedral and Gaudi’s bishop’s Palace. He really was a complete genius.

Now we are in a mountainous area with picturesque stone villages. I took a detour yesterday to see Castrillo de Los Polvazares one of the best preserved towns in the area, but they are all beautiful.

We continue to meet lots of wonderful people. Last night we had dinner with a lovely couple who met and fell in love on the Camino last year. (She is Slovenian and he is Portuguese.) Based on a sample size of three we have decided that Slovenians are the most beautiful people in the world.

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