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What's the best way?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Topics' started by WGroleau, Nov 15, 2017 at 1:51 AM.

  1. WGroleau

    WGroleau Wandering Weirdo Donating Member

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    After reading several (actually many) posts about how different people prefer to do a Camino, I thought I should share a story from last year.

    I was standing near the wine fountain in Irache. Lady comes up to me and asks (in Spanish), "I heard it wasn't working. Do you know something about that?"

    I pointed to the sign that said in English and Spanish that they put in one hundred liters each day, and said "they only put in one hundred liters each day; maybe they ran out."

    She turned around and said in English to a group, "The nice gentlemen explained to me that there's only one hundred liters a day …" and some other words. Then the group took a lot of pictures, climbed into a van, and drove away. The punch line is the slogan on top of the van:
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  2. Peter Fransiscus

    Peter Fransiscus Veteran Member Donating Member Donating Member

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    All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
    :D:D:D

    Wish you well,Peter.
     
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    SabineP Veteran Member Donating Member

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    some and then more.
    Brilliant. I saw such a van on our holidays in the Cevennes in France...made me chuckle too.

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  4. Purky

    Purky Active Member Donating Member

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    Der beste Weg die Welt zu sehen, ist zu Fuß - Goethe ;)
     
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  5. Rick of Rick and Peg

    Rick of Rick and Peg Veteran Member Donating Member Donating Member

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    Van Goethe in this case (a distant cousin of von Goethe.)
     
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    VNwalking Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Ah, delicious irony, made even more delicious because the people plastering that quote on passenger vans have no idea it's ironic.
    Tee hee...
     
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    Maybe. But, OTOH, someone who walked from London to Rome during the hot summer of 1976, long before the Camino started calling the world's masses, might know a thing or two about it all ... :cool: ...

    http://www.atg-oxford.co.uk/why-atg/a-little-history/

    Interesting outfit. I had never heard of them. There are not many travel agencies that run a trust to restore 14th century frescoes in Umbria ...
     
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  8. VNwalking

    VNwalking Veteran Member Donating Member

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    Well, it just goes to show how wrong one can be when making an assumption! Thanks, Katharina.
    And...Their journeys are expensive. 15 days (escorted) walking and driving on the Frances for £5,495. All that money and the hoi poloi who are paying 5 Euros a night drank all the wine. Sigh.:eek::confused::D
     
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    Known commonly as an, "Ironic Dichotomy."
     
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  10. WGroleau

    WGroleau Wandering Weirdo Donating Member

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    Hmmm. Rick Steves's most expensive Iberian tour starts at US$4095 for fourteen days. It too has a lot of walking. See https://www.ricksteves.com/tours/spain-portugal/spain — open the top one and scroll down to "physical demands."
     

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