- Camino(s) past & future
- Frances (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), VDLP (2017), Mozarabe (2018), Vasco/Bayona (2019)
Hmmmm...looking this up...a friendly dinner and overnight stay in Deseiro, where the Albergue Reina Lupa is comfortable with a super friendly owner.
I can attest to this enthusiastically! Pimeñtos de Padron were perfect, and abundant. That's all I ever need.as well as a nice outdoor bar/restaurant right near the bridge,
Hotel & Spa Norat Torre do Deza? I stopped at that hotel to use the lavatory in the mid-morning and wasn't that impressed. It reminded me of every hotel where I've ever attended a conference - I heard sounds of staff clearing up in the kitchen but when I called out in an attempt to buy a coffee, my words like empty raindrops fell, and echoed in the empty ballroom. Not that I needed a coffee, you understand. I just thought I should buy one out of courtesy since I was using the facilities.Today I get to Lalin and am tempted to push on to the flash hotel just past there on the N525. A German priest I met had stayed there and said it was very nice - it even gave him a pilgrim rate. I've been sleeping in all sorts of places on this walk and could use some comfort!
Yeah, I get it. When I passed the last time I wasn't the least tempted to go in—it looked soulless.Hotel & Spa Norat Torre do Deza? I stopped at that hotel to use the lavatory in the mid-morning and wasn't that impressed.
That would have been me. Mine tasted like manna from Heaven! But I have to say by way of caveat that by then I was starving for variety. In retrospect, it was probably just everyday pizza. This calls for a bigger sample size!(Someone recently wrote that the pizzas at A Casa do Gato are excellent ... Well, I have had better, but my pizza was fine. The bean soup was better. And the welcome was the best).
Well. Of course there is.In galician mythology a tomb for the apostle was to be constructed at the summit, until it was known that a dragon lived at that place.
This is such a lovely entry to the city - and you can actually see the cathedral spires as you come down the hill past the Cidade da Cultura.these last kilometers on the Sanabres are more pleasant than the way into Santiago on the Camino Frances.
Yes, the museum was good. Here I'd also like to reiterate my praise for the Museo Etnografico in Mansilla de las Mulas. It provided similar information for the province of Leon, and was well worth waiting around in Mansilla for the morning. There is also a convenient bus to and from Leon, so you can combine it with the stayover in Leon.I'm a huge fan of the museum of the Galician people. The building and the exhibits are simply fantastic. The answers to all of the questions that you asked when you were passing through Galicia are all to be found in the museum. As well as color coded maps for festivals, architectural styles, agriculture, and other cultural phenomena, there are some fascinating isogloss maps of Galicia.
Spoke too soonA propos of nothing, why does everyone's Tarta de Santiago have St. James' cross on the top? Of course, I realize that's the tradition. But would it not be a cute point of differentiation if bakers sprinkled their icing sugar over a template in the shape of a shell, or an arrow, or the silhouette of two pilgrims bending toward each other for a kiss, or the cathedral wall shadow pilgrim figure, or the cathedral itself, or the word Ultreia in cursive script ...?
Just a thought.