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25th of May – En Route to Foncebadón

25th of May – En Route to Foncebadón

Rob The Traveller

Heading towards Foncebadon and the Cruz de Ferro I’m excited about this day and tomorrow. Tonight I climb the hills up to Foncebadon, above Rabanal.  So that early tomorrow I can reach the Cruz de Ferro soon after dawn…   Departing Astorga   Santa Catalina   Close to Rabanal   Deserted Trail   Fixing Feet   So far so good   Getting tougher   Reflecting on the...

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24th of May – House of the Gods | David Vidal

24th of May – House of the Gods | David Vidal

Rob The Traveller

Today on the way to Astorga, I took the long way round to meet David at the House of the Gods. I’d heard a lot about David who has been living on the Camino for many years purely to provide food and drink and a place to rest for weary pilgrims. With the number of pilgrims on the track today, I thought I might not get a chance to chat with him, but at least to sit in his open air cantina and soak up some of the energy and generosity that I expected to find, would be a unique experience.

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23rd of May – Modern Living |  Staying in Hospital de Órbigo

23rd of May – Modern Living | Staying in Hospital de Órbigo

Rob The Traveller

As I sit in the dining room of the Hostal Don Suero in Hospital de Órbigo, I look over the ancient bridge where Don Suero conducted his battles in 1434. A number of kids from the town are gathering in the old jousting area. Whilst eating, I glanced up out of curiosity to see what they were up to. It soon becomes apparent that this is a rehearsal for some sort of festival.

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19th of May – Is my Camino over? Walking to El Burgo Ranero

19th of May – Is my Camino over? Walking to El Burgo Ranero

Rob The Traveller

I was pondering on this this morning. It’s an overcast day, which always seems to affect my mood. But it wasn’t just that. I feel like I’ve gone through an enormous transformation already on this Camino. There was the physical stage, initially just getting used to the walk. Then I guess you would call it the stage of relaxation as I started to get into the rhythm of the walk.

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