Tag Archives: Leon

Ponferrada to Villafranca de Bierzo

There are several Villafrancas along the Camino Frances — it means “Town of the Franks” and referred to all of the people coming from France to get to Santiago. Tonight’s town is ¬†Villfranca of the Bierzo region, which is hilly … Continue reading

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A quiet day in Astorga

I have taken everyone’s excellent advice, and am taking it easy for another day — really easy. It’s 4:30 p.m., and I’ve only accumulated about 1 3/4 miles. But here’s how great Astorga is — we had the cab drop … Continue reading

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Day 17 on the Camino, a day in Leon

One of the questions often asked of people on the Camino is “why are you doing this pilgrimage/hike/adventure?” Not so often from others that we’ve met, although we occasionally ask the question or are asked. In that case, the answer … Continue reading

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A quiet day in Leon

We didn’t do much — slept, caught up on Internet life, slept. Jim and Regina went out on a couple of errands, and we all walked down a hill to the University District looking for an Italian place that advertised … Continue reading

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A brief digression on the Camino

Hello all — no mail yesterday because after we walked from Sahagun to El Burgo Ranero (and no, we can’t find anything to confirm that it means city of frogs — one suggested derivation of the name related to granero, … Continue reading

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