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Albergue at Mansila de las Mulas

BobM

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances; Via Podensis; Via Francigena; Via Portugues; Via Francigena del Sud; Jakobsweg.
#1
This albergue has a lovely central courtyard, with beautiful red and pink geraniums in window boxes and pots hung on the wall. There are tables where you can relax and eat.

But Laura, the bright and happy hospitalera, is why I remember this albergue.

When you sign in, Laura asks you to pick a card from a pack and keep it as a reminder of the Camino. The side you see first has a picture of our beautiful blue planet. The other side of my card had a photo of two typical pilgrims walking along a flower-edged path, with the words “The Way is the goal”.

But there is more to Laura than that. She spent her spare time attending to the blisters and pains of pilgrims – and offering them comfort, probably the most important ministration of all.

Laura and her helpers made this albergue a happy place.

Weeks later, I said a prayer for Laura in the great cathedral in Santiago.

Regards

Bob M
 

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Marie

New Member
#2
Hi Bob,

I loved this Albergue. Laura was so friendly and welcoming. My card said 'have the courage to face your convictions' which was very apt for me at that time.
In the evening we all cooked and sat in the courtyard surrounded by the Pink and Red Geraniums. Someone played the guitar and we sat around drinking wonderful Vino Tinto and singing songs, until way past 10pm :D !

Wonderful Memories!

Buen Camino
Marie
 

lynnejohn

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2005), VDLP(2007), Madrid(2009), Ingles(2009), Sur (2011), VDLP(2011)-partial, VDLP(2014)
#3
Hi Bob -

I agree - this young lady was just fantastic. In 2005 our friends had GI distress, and she gave them a private room, went to the farmacia and got electrolyte solutions and other preparations for them, and tended them until they were well. We were so grateful for her and her kindnesses.

Peace,

lynne
 

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