Monthly Archives: August 2017

MM 4-19 A Narrow Street in Santiago

This narrow street just off the Camino is about a block from the hotel where we stayed during our three-day visit to Santiago de Compostela last May. It’s called the Rua das Animas and it ends around the corner at … Continue reading

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MM 4-18 View of the Basilica from the Templars Castle

On our last day in Ponferrada we toured the Castle of the Knights Templar (Castillo de los Templarios) and I took a lot of pictures of the different views along the walkway around the castle walls.  One of them is … Continue reading

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MM 4-17 Gandhi on the Camino

We arrived in Santiago on a rainy Friday evening and on a cloudy but dry Saturday morning we left our hotel after breakfast and climbed to the Plaza Cervantes on top of the hill and then walked down Rua da … Continue reading

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Outside the Castle of the Knights Templar

The Castle of the Knights Templar (Castillo de los Templarios) is number one on the sightseeing list for tourists who come to Ponferrada. We explored the castle’s exterior on day # 2 of our three-day stay in Ponferrada this last … Continue reading

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MM 4-16 The Castle on the Hill

One day during our three-day stay in Ponferrada this last Spring we walked around the Knights Templer Castle and I took a lot of photos (naturally). Then we walked down the hill and across the bridge and made our way … Continue reading

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The Plazas of Ponferrada

Ponferrada is about one-third the size of León and has about one-tenth as many bars and also about one-tenth as many tourists. We walked all over old town Leon and crossed perhaps twenty plazas but in Ponferrada we only visited … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Ponferrada?

Pilgrims who are following A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Camino Santiago by John Brierley while they travel along the Camino Frances in northern Spain start Stage 1 of their journey in St Jean Pied de Port on the French side … Continue reading

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