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  1. RalphKeith

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    Vivlaba, Galicia: Plaza De Suso Gayoso, Rúa Garcia Mato. Spanish writer and poet. Jose Luis Garcia Mato. There had been a festival the weekend before I arrived and many streets were celebrating their creative heritage. You can find streets named after writers and poets around Vilalba. I found...
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    Vilalba: festival artwork
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  6. RalphKeith

    Quote: 'Litter, noise and vandalism are increasing in Santiago de Compostela' Newspaper article 18.11.2022

    I think I've located the source: https://www.stern.de/reise/europa/massentourismus--bewohner-kritisieren-pilgeransturm-auf-den-jakobsweg-32916328.html Ralph Keith
  7. RalphKeith

    Quote: 'Litter, noise and vandalism are increasing in Santiago de Compostela' Newspaper article 18.11.2022

    I seem to have found the 'source' of the Austrian article: 'Stern' newspaper. Its obviously been 'lifted' for the Austrian article: https://www.stern.de/reise/europa/massentourismus--bewohner-kritisieren-pilgeransturm-auf-den-jakobsweg-32916328.html It is 'dramatic' and 'alarmist'. The main...
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    Santuario de la Virxe da Barca
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    San Martín plaque, CSJ Albergue San Martín - Miraz.
  10. RalphKeith

    Quote: 'Litter, noise and vandalism are increasing in Santiago de Compostela' Newspaper article 18.11.2022

    The Journalist/Author is not listed. Here is the original. Let me know if the translation is up to scratch (Austrian-German is not the same as High-German, and these local papers use their own dialect a lot, although I find this article fairly standard): Vorarlburg Nachrichten 18.11.22...
  11. RalphKeith

    Quote: 'Litter, noise and vandalism are increasing in Santiago de Compostela' Newspaper article 18.11.2022

    Yes, the German Press Agency contact is odd. I have not noticed more graffiti etc than usual around cities and urban areas.
  12. RalphKeith

    Quote: 'Litter, noise and vandalism are increasing in Santiago de Compostela' Newspaper article 18.11.2022

    This is my+google translate translation of an article in the Vorarlberg News (Austria), 18.11.22: ‘Pilgrim flood on the Way of St. James’ Litter, noise and vandalism are increasing in Santiago de Compostela. SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA '...The destination of the Way of St. James in Santiago de...
  13. RalphKeith

    Reporting Agression: Advice

    Thank you Gradiva for your reply. Valuable thoughts and noted. Thankfully, an experienced member has kindly offered to pursue the matter with the authorities. I don't doubt they will do a far better job of it the I. Best wishes RalphKeith
  14. RalphKeith

    Reporting Agression: Advice

    Thank you Perambulating Griffin for your excellent reply, support and advice. I agree wholeheartedly with you. An experienced member and pilgrim has kindly offered to pursue the issue with the relevant authorities. I am sure he will be far more effective than I. Happy perambulating to you! Best...
  15. RalphKeith

    Reporting Agression: Advice

    Thanks oursonpolaire for your sound understanding, support and advice. Be assured I have not and am not losing any sleep over this. Another experienced member, like yourself, has kindly offered to pursue the matter with the relevant authorities. Best wishes RalphKeith
  16. RalphKeith

    Reporting Agression: Advice

    Thanks Anamiri for your support and advice. The issue has been taken-up by an experienced member who will contact the relevant authorities. Best wishes RalphKeith
  17. RalphKeith

    Reporting Agression: Advice

    Thank you for your reply and kind wishes, henrythedog. I certainly don't lose any sleep over the issue and know its in good hands now. I had first class care and attention at Lugo Hospital and made a great recovery. Their professionalism and high standards is exceptional, far more so than the...
  18. RalphKeith

    Reporting Agression: Advice

    Thanks SF Walker, your reply and advice is appreciated. I rather think that the person concerned has a serious anger issue which will not be limited to this one day of rage. I saw him outside the albergue later in the day and he was remonstrating loudly with another pilgrim. Fortunately, the...
  19. RalphKeith

    Reporting Agression: Advice

    Thanks for your reply Harland2019. Glad to hear your experiences are good. I've completed eight caminos (2 Francés) and, as I noted, have had many special and blessed experiences that far out-way any problems. For me, camino isn't about expecting everything to be perfect and wonderful - great if...
  20. RalphKeith

    Reporting Agression: Advice

    Thanks for getting back to me, henrythedog. The perspective and presumptions people freely make always amazes me. It was not the worst day I had as I fell ill and was in Lugo hospital with pneumonia a week later. I also damaged knee ligaments and had to rest-up for five days and take things...

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