The Way Of Saint James

April 19, 2018 Day 14 on The Camino The Way of St. James, or El Camino de Santiago, is an ancient Catholic pilgrimage. In centuries past, folks would head out from their European homes and just start walking to Santiago de Compostela where the bones of apostle St. James are purported to be buried. Sometimes…

Sunshine On My Shoulders Make Me Happy

April 16, 2018 Day 11 on The Camino This morning we left at 7 AM so that we could incorporate time into our schedule to stop and have a bite to eat.  Me, I made a sandwich out of grocery supplies that I still had on hand…  Making our way out of Lugo this morning…

Strolling Seville 

Well, I did my usual – I set out early with destinations in mind, got lost – and then found, as landmarks came together and my surroundings began to make sense and fall in to place…!! I still have one more day here in Seville, so as is par for the course, I will totally…

Man, I am not complaining, but I am tired!!!

Sooo – I arrived in Seville via fast train this morning, observing lovely countryside along the way.  My hotel is awesome and is in the Santa Cruz neighborhood.  I walked “around the block” a couple of hours ago and there are so many amazing and massive historical buildings right near me!!! I have been amazed…

Córdoba

Day 30 The historic quarter in Córdoba is a World Heritage Site. In the 10th century this city had 1,000 mosques, 800 Arab baths, and an advanced street lighting system! And you can’t miss the Great Mosque on its landscape. As in the other places I have visited, the history is palpable walking by and…

Am I There Yet?!?!

Day 29 Today as I headed to Cordoba (my home for the next two nights), I caught a train to Madrid, took a subway train to another station across the city and on to another train bound for Seville. To be humbly honest, I was pretty nervous about it all, because as I’ve said, my…

Last night in Zamora

Today we checked into our albergue and tomorrow we set out! Here is my bed & view: Did I mention that there are stork nests EVERYWHERE??!? (Not sure how the WiFi will be so future posts may be sporadic…)  

Day 6 – Palm Sunday

It has been very enjoyable wandering around the center of Zamora – so many ancient buildings!  This was a walled city with a castle centuries ago and some of that enclosure still remains.  In fact, we look at a bit of the wall outside our Airbnb.  We could also see last night’s Palm Sunday Procession…

Day 4, Part 2

“A Walk West from Sol” took me through some of Madrid’s oldest streets and squares, taking in the grandeur of the Palacio Real Palace (which I could not capture in a photo), the lovely Sabatini and Rosaleda Rose gardens, Plaza Mayor (again), Plaza Conde de Barajas, Plaza de la Villa, Plaza de Ramales, Plaza de…

Meandering Madrid

I really thought that I would get to the fabulous museums that are here…  In fact, I kinda got up on my high horse with my hubby as to how much I looked forward to flying solo, increasing the possibilities that I would actually be able to accomplish this!  Today was my last full day…