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COVID Status as of June 22nd (Seen from Santiago)


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Here in tiny Villares de Órbigo I noticed a BIG difference yesterday. I saw lots of new people I haven´t seen in the past almost 4 months. Now that we are free to move around many are coming back to their pueblo from outside León province. I chatted today with a neighbor who arrived from Valladolid yesterday, another from the city of León.

I myself went to León today and was amazed at the amount of traffic on the road. Also early this morning during my daily walk I heard cars in a distance. What a rude awakening! Since I arrived here on March 1st I had never experienced this. It seems as if Spain has awoken out of hibernation.


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Camino Frances 2015
VDLP 2016
Portuguese March 2017
Sanabres September 2017
Madrid September 2018
Hi Ivar - these updates are so good just to see Santiago. If you're doing another do you think you could time it with the cathedral bells? I love their sound...very distinct. But many many thanks for all the info you provide.
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Frances (July 2016), Primitivo (July 2018), Portuguese (March 2019)
Hi, your update is much appreciated. My wife and I are hoping to start walking as soon as possible. Our main concern is that we really don’t want to be an imposition on the local communities. I appreciate that Spain needs tourism but I’m concerned that the local people will feel threatened by our presence. We’ve both almost certainly had Covid and will be extremely careful and are highly unlikely to be able to pass anything onto local people but they won’t know that. I’d very much like your views on this. Cheers.

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