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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!).

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