Video: Camino Francés 2017 Part 1

I have been meaning to upload content on my YouTube channel for such a long time and now that I have that time, I have some good news. After posting my day-to-day journals and details on accommodation from my 2017 Camino Francés, I have now uploaded a video from the first three days on the Meseta.

In years past, I would upload one video per year and the only answer for that is I didn’t record enough video. With the advent of instagram and smarter phones, more pilgrims are taking record of their experiences by video. In 2017 I started this. I had quite a bit of footage from 2018 and 2019 too. In time I will upload them.

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In this video, I walked from Burgos to Carrion de los Condes – a quite easy section of the Camino Francés however I did find it challenging due to the heat. As a result, I started my day earlier to beat the higher temperatures.

Burgos – Hostal Evolución
I booked a single room here shortly before leaving home as I would be arriving late in Burgos. Hostal Evolución is central, it is clean however given the choice, I would stay in the main albergue in Calle Fernan Gonzalez.

Hontanas – Albergue El Puntido
There was never any doubt that I would stay in Hontanas after my first day’s walking. It’s a beautiful town. I’ve been here before twice preferring to stay in the municipal albergue at the end of the town. I preferred a change this time. Not only is El Puntido an albergue, but it boasts a restaurant, a bar and a tiny tienda at the back. Hontanas is not short of places to stay but El Puntido must be one of the better albergues on the Camino.

Boadilla del Camino – Albergue En El Camino
I can’t speak highly enough about En El Camino. Eduardo and his family will always be in my heart. I’ve been here three times and if you haven’t stopped off in En El Camino, I’d encourage you to do so. The pool is one of the many reasons I stay here!

Carrión de los Condes – Albergue Parroquial Santa Maria del Camino
When I arrived in Carrión de los Condes, I text a friend and she asked me “Is that the one with the singing nuns?”. Well, yes is the answer to that question but on the day I arrived, the nuns were on sabbatical leave. In their place were volunteers who made us all feel at home. I won’t say anymore, but if you do wish to stay in Carrión de los Condes, make sure you stop by Albergue Santa Maria. Staying there is an experience you won’t forget.

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