Posts Tagged: Santiago

Camino Day 11 – Santiago de Compostela to Negreira – Part 2

Continued from Part 1

There was some walking along the road (not my piece of cake for sure) but this time there was a sidewalk (on both sides!), so I didn’t mind. I was looking forward to the rapid climb I noticed on the map. It was so good not knowing what to expect the previous days. The pleasure of ignorance. :) Now, however, I was perfectly aware that it was 2 km at least and the thought was not really comforting.

We saw the guy on the horse again. He is taking it slowly, isn’t he? I would expect him to be twice as quick as we were, but instead he was moving roughly at our pace. The horse was not thrilled with the climb, either, I am almost sure of that.

Santiago to Negreira

Camino Day 10 – Santa Irene to Santiago de Compostela – Part 2

Continued from Part 1.

We reached Santiago around noon and I was surprised how big the town actually was. We walked for a few kilometres before we reached the Cathedral, too late to see the the Botafumeiro though. The square in front of the cathedral was full with people Рtaking photos, laughing, sitting/lying on the ground, thinking, speaking, greeting, hugging. The cathedral itself was splendid in its style, details and size. Santiago was bursting with life Рpilgrims, students (there is a university), tourists, locals. Very lively atmosphere, with gorgeous architecture and cozy, narrow streets. Lots of bars, restaurants, all sorts of places where you can sit and enjoy life. I was desperate to leave my rucksack somewhere, anywhere, change my clothes and soak in the sun. So much impatience! :) Probably that is why I had to wait a few more hours, lesson taught, whether learnt Рstill to be determined.

Santiago de Compostela

The Cathedral