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WGroleau

Wandering Weirdo
Camino(s) past & future
2015 & 2016 (partial)
#1
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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VNwalking

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2014, 2015)
St Olav/Francés (2016)
Baztanés/Francés (2017)
Ingles (July 2018)
#6
Ah, delicious irony, made even more delicious because the people plastering that quote on passenger vans have no idea it's ironic.
Tee hee...
 

VNwalking

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2014, 2015)
St Olav/Francés (2016)
Baztanés/Francés (2017)
Ingles (July 2018)
#7
Interesting outfit. Had never heard of them. Not many run a trust to restore 14c frescoes in Umbria ...
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
 

WGroleau

Wandering Weirdo
Camino(s) past & future
2015 & 2016 (partial)
#9
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
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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