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Besides Santiago de Compostela of course, Hontanas was my "favorite" stop on the Camino Frances. I loved every second I spent there. I met a fellow hiker on the Appalachian Trail this past summer who also walked the Camino Frances, and I asked him what his very favorite Spanish village was on the Camino, and he said after a short pause "Hontanas." Just thinking about my time there makes me want to go back this afternoon.
Wow - It looks so much different when its green. This is an unusual view of the village - most photos show the village from the aspect of the Camino approach from the East. Thanks. Cheers
it is odd, but it is a surprise: WE DO NOT LOOK BACK enough times while on the camino, it took me a while to identify this quirky town of Hontanas. It was that green too when I went past once in May, only it was nearly 2 pm!
After a rorning beer break in Hontanas, the walk to Castrojeriz is one of my absolute favorites (beer break in the new cafe in San Anton first, of course!).
Had a lovely break there both times I've passed through. Might be a good place to stop next time. But then I'd miss out on staying with Belen and Maria at their Casa Rural in Hornillos! Decisions decisions......... Maybe just walk even slower and stay in more places. 10 km 'stages'. That's the answer :cool:

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