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sillydoll

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Camino(s) past & future
2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
#1
If you are interested in the history and legend around Roncesvalles, the Song of Roland, history of Charlemagne - this website has it all and a lot in English. Also wonderful photos of old Roncesvalles and mass pilgrimage. It also has the longest list of links I've seen - click on the XACOWEBS door on the left and you will find linkes to all the towns, albergues, organisations etc.
http://www.rencesvals.com/

And, if you are interested in a clear, historical timeline of Spain, this one very comprehensive right up to 2006 and is eay to read.

http://timelines.ws/countries/SPAIN_A.HTML

Enjoy!
 

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vinotinto

Active Member
#3
Arn said:
Now I really have to improve my Spanish...
One of my Spanish friends on the Camino said he spoke better English after a couple of drinks. I found the same to be true when I combined alcohol with my Spanish - so keep that in mind when you get tongue-tied. Indeed, an "emergencia lingo" shot of booze should always be kept nearby... :mrgreen:
 

Arn

Moderator
Staff member
#4
Vinotinto wrote:"emergencia lingo" shot of booze should always be kept nearby
Now, I was thinking of taking along a shapely Spanish translator, but hadn't considered the vino or bota as enticing as the hour glass.

I guess things to start looking better as the night goes on.

Salud...ma Brother!

Arn
 

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Deirdre

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés (2007), Camino Francés (2008), Camino Portugués (2010), Camino Aragonés - from Lourdes (2012)
#6
Arn wrote: Now, I was thinking of taking along a shapely Spanish translator...
Well, Arn, I was just about to offer to translate for you and then I read that line... sorry I don't fit that description so I guess you'll have to get your translations elsewhere! :lol: But I will tell you that that is a fantastic website that Sil recommended ... I looked at it today - lots of information! ¿Qué pena que es casi completamente en español! Pero hay partes o enlaces que aparecen en inglés...

¡Muy buena suerte! :wink:
 

sillydoll

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
#7
Vinitinto, I've heard the perrodrinkos speaking Spanglish in the bars. It looks more like an ancient, Neandertal sign and expressions language. But, hey, we all understand it!
 

Arn

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Staff member
#8
Sil, DeirdrE, VT and others,

It doesn't matter the thread or the topic at hand, everyday I look to see what's up, what's new and who's got something I can take away to make my day a little brighter and my smile a little wider.

Thank you all...on this forum! These past few months have run the gamut from the highest, most satisfying to reflections of a past I'd sooner forget. I've new purpose and direction and My Camino becomes a crossroads where all options are open and every direction a keeper.

Buen Camino My Friends,
Arn
 

Priscillian

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 1999, Aragones 2000, Desde Le Puy 2002, Portuguese 2009, hoping RDLP 2014
#9
After 14 years in Spanish-speaking countries, my Spanish is quite good, but I find it really improves after a glass or two of Ribeiro, in fact, after some of the rough stuff they serve in "jarras" in Santiago, I begin to speak in Gallego (or that's what it sounds like anyway, or is it Portuguese..or Parseltongue?)
Thanks, Sil, for posting these links. The photos on the Rencesvals site are truly extraordinary and really invoke that sense of history and mystery one feels crossing the Pyrenees, most especially. Such a beautifully designed site too!
Tracy Saunders

http://pilgrimagetoheresy.com Don't Believe Everything They Tell You
 

sillydoll

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2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
#10
On this Italian website you will find breaking news, books and videos concerning studies about the way of St James.

http://www.edizionicompostellane.com/

One of the lastet publications is “Il Codice Callistino”, the first Italian version of “Codex Calixtinus”.
The online videoclips includes a news item on the Roma-Santiago-Roma pilgrimage.
 

sillydoll

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