8 Replies to “What do pilgrims do to pass the time in the afternoon?”

  1. les pélerins l’après midi sont dans leur lit  surtout les ESPAGNOL de crainte de ne pouvoir trouver de place dans les lieux d’hebergement     seulement quelques pélerins visitent l’Espagne Historique surtout des Pélerins Européens qui ne font eux pas la sieste et pour qui le  Pélerinage constitue une Etape Historique et Sociale de leur Vie ainsi que de savoir  aimer  les temps forts de ce chemin   jmdouvier

  2. So your in a new country, visiting a new town, city, village, whatever and you want to know what to do to pass the time? How about just wandering around absorbing every inch of this new place, tasting the food, drinking the local wine, touching the history, and talking to the locals or make a new friend by talking to the person at the next table. Come on be spontaneous you can do it. Buen Camino.

  3. Lisbon credencia at the Se cathedral. They look for a donation. Buses are good. Buy a ticket at the airport for E3.50 which lasts 24 hours on buses and trams!

  4. Sleep and attempt to find a restaurant that isn’t closed or just serving booze in Spain.

  5. Usually a combination of shopping/scouting for groceries/dinner and laundry, naps and fascinating conversation with people from all over the world. In cities like Burgos, one could spend several days touring the cathedral and other historic or religious sites. I never found myself bored….quite the contrary

  6. Do you really have to stop at 2 to get a bed? Im just hitting my second wind by then? Seems rather odd and pointless to make the trip there and the commitment only to not put anything into it and laah teee daah till 2 then just sit back. I love to walk and see nw things far too much to stop at 2, thank god im bringing a tent.

  7. First of all, you don’t have to stop at 2, or even better, start walking at 5 am, like I did, and stopping at 2 or 3 is just perfect. Then, grab a beer and start talking to other pilgrims. There’s no small talk on the Camino. Conversations are fascinating and open hearted. The cities, towns and villages are beautiful. And a mid afternoon cat nap never hurts. It’s never boring!!

  8. As this is “my” Camino, I do not intend to participate in the race for a bed. I love the saying “the Camino provides”, otherwise it is what I’m doing at home, running around for whatever. This is supposed to be a pilgrimage, isn’t it? A letting go of what takes our minds racing around. I’ll walk the whole day if I feel like it, and if I want to get up at 8, so be it.

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