Towns Along the Way – “I – L”

We are back! Let's get right into it! Again, if you have stayed in any of these towns, please feel free to comment and let me know of a good or bad experience. Itero de la Vega (map) Yet another small town with just over 200 people living there. It is situated between Castrojeriz and Boadilla …

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Towns Along The Way – “F”

Welcome back! I hope you are enjoying this series and your memory is being refreshed! It certainly is helpful for me and interesting to see the many different types of accommodation being provided since I started walking way back in 2011. Hopefully, this won't be the last "TATW" post of 2019 as I am on …

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Olentzero – A Basque Christmas Tradition

Over the last number of years, I have let my understanding of the Spanish language subside, mainly due to not using it. So I decided I would give it one more shot and see where it took me. I recently attended a conversational Spanish class in a busy Dublin city centre. The profesora gave us …

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Towns Along the Way – Navarra #2

We continue on our journey... Uterga (map) - 710 kms to Santiago. Uterga is the first town you arrive at after descending the Alto de Perdón. The descent can be perilous at times, especially during bad weather. I remember walking into the village in September 2014 and initially spotting its large town hall. It must be …

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Towns Along the Way – Navarra #1

You have left St Jean and make the climb up and over the Pyrenees. You have met your first pilgrim friends and experienced albergues for the first time. All part of pilgrim life. A simple life. Now to briefly talk about some small towns in Navarra, that I have not talked about before. Some are …

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