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Madrid

Plaza Mayor Madrid was having a very unusual heatwave in June, with temperatures up to 40 degrees. Geraldine picking out some shorts for Gord Madrid is a wonderful place to overdose on art After two nights in Santiago we took the fast train to Madrid.  The...
Santiago de Compostella

Santiago de Compostella

We walked into Santiago on June 15th, for the second time in one year. The square was full of pilgrims like ourselves feeling a mixture of elation, relief and sadness. I’ve told a few pilgrims that I’m on the Camino to get over my shyness. This is usually...

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What should we eat? 

What should we eat? 

Detail of The Cathedral at Mondoñedo Simplicity is one of the appealing aspects of a pilgrimage. Our days principally involve walking or cycling, sleeping, and eating. After walking 25 or 30 kms the last of these is one of the great pleasures of a pilgrimage. Spanish...

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Where should we stay?

Where should we stay?

We haven’t written much about the nuts and bolts of food and accommodation on our two Caminos. If only for my own memory, I would like to make a few general comments, first about our lodging and later about dining. I know I’m going to cause some head-shaking among our...

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Grandma’s Night at the Spa

Grandma’s Night at the Spa

Giving our respects to Santiago in Soto de Luiña I arrived in Avies covered in grease after Grandma Friday’s Chain came off of a third time. By 4:00 I had dropped her off at the repair shop to get a full tune up. What a difference, now she has a good range of seven...

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