- Past OR future Camino
So i started out on the madrid route at 6:00 today, got to tres cantos around noon. got my credentials stamped but had to fork 50 euros on a hotel room. started emailing ahead to places in manzanares and cercedilla but as i feared all the cheap hostels are booked. so i cried a bunch (not really, more just complained to myself) and got some sleep. i realized ok, what i like about this, walking, what i don’t like, stressing out competing with other travelers and holidays for places to stay that are cheap. solution: start walking at 3:00 am and double my distance so when i get twice as far i have the allowance to throw on a hotel room and i don’t have to scrape lists on the app or gronze.com. so anyways we will see how that goes. i feel more confident just eye balling hotels when i reach a town rather then looking for the “cool” hostel to stay at that is more then likely already booked up.