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A Truly Happy Story

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Frances 2016; Mansill de las Mulas to Finisterre/Muxia 2017; Aragones 2018; Suso/Yuso, Meseta 2019
During September/October my partner and I walked the Aragones. Unfortunately due to his previous back injury we had to take a taxi for parts, which turned out to bring a blessing. Two years ago I walked the Aragones and stayed one night in the albergue in Artieda, right next door to the lovely 12 century romanesque church. Each day at 5 o'clock an elderly man in the village would unlock the door and invite the pilgrims to visit the church. I remember the look of great pride and pleasure on his face as he watched over the pilgrims. In contemplating my return to Spain this year, I was concerned that some of the special people that we remember the most might no longer be there. In the taxi on the way to Artieda I described this story to the driver, always in Spanish. Her reply was, "That is my Uncle Angel! Yes he is still with us! He lives with me at my house. He is over 90 years old!" She confirmed this after seeing the photo I had on my phone. That was worth a whole camino to me!
She also added that everyone had been very careful!
 
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Her reply was, "That is my Uncle Angel! Yes he is still with us! He lives with me at my house. He is over 90 years old!"
It's so heartwarming to read stories like this.
I wonder. Do people like Angel (or Casimiro on the Invierno and Amancio in Castrojerez) have any idea how they have affected all of us who've been fortunate to meet them?
 

sharon w

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Past OR future Camino
Camino Frances 2007
Camino Portugues 2009
Via Podiensis, Camino Frances, Camino Finisterre 2012
Cammino di Assisi 2014
Via Podiensis, Camino del Norte, Camino Frances(Astorga to Santiago) 2015
Aussie Camino 2016
We enjoyed our stay in Artieda. The food was excellent as well.
 
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Past OR future Camino
2021
Hey, did you stay in Ruesta? Did you have reservations? I've tried contacting them but no answer. I wonder if I don't have a good email address?
I stayed there but didn't reserve, just arrived. I know they are listed on gronze but I don't know if email or phone numbers are correct.
 

lindam

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Frances, VDLP, Invierno, Portuguese, Madrid, Ingles, Fisterra, Muxia, Catalan/Aragones/Loyola Norte
We enjoyed our stay in Artieda. The food was excellent as well.
The albergue in Artieda remains as one of my favourite places to stay while walking Caminos, I have stayed there twice. While the sleeping area is a bit crowded, the friendly atmosphere, service and food more than make up for it. The Mexican-inspired meals are delicious and the local artisanal patxaran is not to be missed (several different varieties including one infused with mint and another with hot chilli pappers).
 
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Vacajoe

Traded in my work boots for hiking ones
Past OR future Camino
2019
The real problem with the Camino Aragon is that ALL the albergues are so special in so many different ways! One would have to walk very slowly or short to enjoy them all, which sounds so strange on a route known for being so remote at times, but it’s true!

Name a city in the CA and it’s very likely that it hosts a unique place to stay - and now even tiny Confranc Puebla has a new one!

Love to all those who make the CA so magical.

PS: anyone else visit the tinkerer in Sanguesa? I’ve never seen him mentioned but he is a world class artist.
 

Laurie Bryan Larson

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Past OR future Camino
2019
The real problem with the Camino Aragon is that ALL the albergues are so special in so many different ways! One would have to walk very slowly or short to enjoy them all, which sounds so strange on a route known for being so remote at times, but it’s true!

Name a city in the CA and it’s very likely that it hosts a unique place to stay - and now even tiny Confranc Puebla has a new one!

Love to all those who make the CA so magical.

PS: anyone else visit the tinkerer in Sanguesa? I’ve never seen him mentioned but he is a world class artist.
Currently serving as a hospi in Canfranc Puebla—this area is magical!!! 🙏🏽
 

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