Secrets, Castles, Caves and Magic

April 25, 2018 So yesterday, once I discovered the train station here in Lisbon, Portugal and knew that I could buy a ticket to get to a popular destination and a place of country pride- Sintra, that’s exactly what I did. Previously I had been researching tours and found that they were all quite expensive…

Last Night In Barcelona…

April 25, 2019 This is Part Two of today’s lingering in what has become a favorite city of mine, Barcelona. The Norwegian Airlines inflight magazine noted some Barcelona eateries and I decided to check one out – El Nacional located at the heart of Passeig de Gràcia. Their website touts it as “the first restaurant…

When In Barcelona…

April 25, 2019 Today I was extremely fatigued and just wanted to “do nothing”, but dang, I’m in Barcelona, y’all!! So, this ends up being a long blog with lots of internet fact sharing. Grab yourself a café con leche (or vino tinto/vino blanco) and come walk with me! (I only took a few photos…

A Walk In The Park – Park Güell

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Today I set out on “the green line” to one of the more popular attractions in Barcelona – Park Güell. Without a necessary reservation to go into the areas of notoriety, I felt that even a stroll around its grounds would be a great way to enjoy this sunny morning. Had…

Love Is In The Air!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 First of all – Happy Birthday Camiga, Laura Peña!!!  I miss you tons already! I have been fortunate countless times now to be in the countries I have visited on holidays! Today I bussed to the Santiago de Compostela airport with Laura, flew to Barcelona, and then bussed to Plaça de…

Santiago de Compostela

Monday, April 22, 2019 I totally stole this from the website, ultreyatours.com. It’s good information that I thought would be difficult to summarize, and I was just tired! “Santiago de Compostela is often referred to as a large village built around a beautiful Cathedral. When walking around the Old walled town and arriving into any…

Easter Sunday in Spain

Sunday, April 21, 2019 What an auspicious day to be in this vibrant city of pilgrims, tourists, Spaniards and Catholics and all Christians! In Spain, Easter is celebrated is for the entire week before Easter Sunday – “Semana Santa” or “Holy Week,” is full of processionals with giant Catholic floats, musical bands and hooded brotherhood…

Santiago de Compostela Here We Come!!

Saturday, April 20, 2019 Today we walked from Outeiro to Santiago de Compostela, another “short” day at 16.7 km or 10.4 miles. Also a special treat to weary bodies, our trek was along bucolic country roads, there were very few big hills, and no other peregrinos”! We have heard that the Francés route is extremely…

On The Road Again

Friday, April 19, 2019 Today seemed like a “walk in the park” from Bandeira to Outeiro!!! We had a few hills, as is usually the case, but mostly we were walking through the eucalyptus scented forests and farm land. We were all thrilled that we only had 10 miles to cover. It’s all about perspective…

Coming Into The Home Stretch!

Thursday, April 18 Today we walked from A Laxe to Bandeira, 17.1 km, 10.6 miles and stayed in the government albergue. Today was s Delightful day! We heard the rain pounding on the roof ALL NIGHT, yet true to the forecast, it stopped at 5:00 a.m. so that our 7:15 departure was a dry one….

Get Up And Do It Again

Wednesday, April 17 Today we walked from Monasterio de Oseira to A Laxe, 29 km, 18 miles. We set out to walk 12 yet, it didn’t work out that way and tomorrow we will have less!! Several have injuries though and general fatigue has set in. Our group tries to stay together as a general…