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  1. Pelegrin

    What does 'quintana' mean?

    A bottle of beer small. The bigger one is called "tercio".
  2. Pelegrin

    What does 'quintana' mean?

    As @Kathar1na. said quintana has now no meaning for us. In Galician should be quintá like hermana/irmá or mañana/ mañá, but the word quintá would still be less understood.
  3. Pelegrin

    What food did you ENJOY on your Camino(s)?

    Yes I agree with your list. Spain must be third in Europe, and I think the tenth in the world (after those on the list + China, India and 2 more).
  4. Pelegrin

    What does 'quintana' mean?

    In relation to the meaning fifth, Quintáns I think can do with it, because Quitáns is the plural in Galician of Quintán (masculine). Quintana (feminine), plural "quintanas" could be also a house or a space.
  5. Pelegrin

    What does 'quintana' mean?

    In Madrid there is a neighborhood and a Metro station called Quintana. I didn't find on internet the reason of the name (house or space). In Mexico, Quintana Roo state sounds like a person name.
  6. Pelegrin

    My (temporary) cure for the Camino Blues

    In Galicia the soil is clearly acid.
  7. Pelegrin

    What food did you ENJOY on your Camino(s)?

    Yes for us Spaniards the food may be a problem visiting Mexico. European food in general is not spicy.
  8. Pelegrin

    What food did you ENJOY on your Camino(s)?

    It must be cojonudo and cojonuda. Cojonudo/a means very good. In the past was slang but now is included in the Spanish dictionary.
  9. Pelegrin

    What food did you ENJOY on your Camino(s)?

    On my Santiago Fisterra I met a Korean pilgrim who had a very bad English. It took time to know that her favourite Spanish food was gambas al ajillo. I also like pollo and conejo al ajillo.
  10. Pelegrin

    What food did you ENJOY on your Camino(s)?

    I think that the only cheese mentioned so far is Manchego. I also like tetilla and Arzua- Ulloa
  11. Pelegrin

    Ruta de los Santuarios (Liébana - Oviedo)

    900 mts in Picos and Pyrinees is not too much. My record is 1700. Peak Posets (3371) in the Pyrinees from refugio Viadors, 20 years ago.
  12. Pelegrin

    12th-century Islamic bathhouse uncovered in Seville tapas bar

    I watched it on Spanish TV yesterday. The remains are in a very good condition. The people of Al Andalus were much cleaner than the Christians. No doubt.
  13. Pelegrin

    Ruta de los Santuarios (Liébana - Oviedo)

    Poncebos - Lagos de Enol is a classic stage in Picos. 900mts altitude gain.
  14. Pelegrin

    What food did you ENJOY on your Camino(s)?

    My favourite seafood is grilled zamburiñas too. In Galicia you can eat it in many restaurants because they have them frozen.
  15. Pelegrin

    What food did you ENJOY on your Camino(s)?

    In Galicia I would eat Caldo Galego every day.
  16. Pelegrin

    Have you been married a long time?

    I was married 5 years. She is my best friend by far. She cares about me and so I do for her. We have a dauhter.
  17. Pelegrin

    The bell chimes of Galicia

    Not only Frances and Primitivo. They also speak about the bell in Padornelo that is on VdLP. This is not Galicia yet but could be because they speak Galician.
  18. Pelegrin

    How much Spanish do you need on the VDLP

    If you say mercado the local could understand something similar to the Mercado de Abastos de Santiago(to give an example) and there aren't mercados in small towns. Supers there are everywhere.
  19. Pelegrin

    How much Spanish do you need on the VDLP

    I better say "el supermercado" or "el super" instead of "el mercado".
  20. Pelegrin

    When was your first Camino?

    2013. Primitivo. Still few pilgrims at that time. Around 20 per stage in late June.
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