Friday, August 10, 2012
Day 36 Camino de Santiago Aug 10 Palas de Rei
This is the front of the South African's Albergue. Behind the giant doors it opened into a beautiful courtyard and then a very well done rehab of a farmhouse! Gorgeous. The owners, Gordon and Judy ran a very clean, easy going and spacious albergue!!
For dinner we had homemade chicken curry, compliments of Gordon. The two on the far right are from Slovakia and the older man on the far left is from France. The two to the front right are from Venice. He's and engineer and she is a student.
I complimented Gordon on having a menu that was flawless, which is a joke because English is his first language. He was telling me that many of the restaurants rely on Google Translate but it doesn't always translate accurately. For instance, in local jargon, "pulgas" means small sandwiches. But on Google Translate it means "fleas" So this menu of a restaurant nearby has not only hot fleas, but cold fleas!!
The river was gorgeous as it snaked it's way around the bend. Made me want to have a canoe and paddle to wherever it was headed.
Lot's more families on the Camino now for the final few days. These two kids were hopping and skipping...little brats!! No, they were cute. At one point one had his arm around the other's back and I thought, "After a couple days that arm will be around his throat!" But for now, they like each other. They had exact matching outfits, down to the canteens. Parents - don't do that!!!
He has an ant problem and I have a wifi problem. No wifi in town except at this little hole in the wall store that only has vending machines and stools bolted to the floor. I sat for a minute but the connection was horrible. I did find a better wifi connection at a bar, so I'll type until it's time for dinner which is at 8:00PM.
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
― Oscar Wilde