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Chemin de Compostelle Part 2

Written By: lamundsen
From the Trip: South Africa, Europe 2015

<p><span>The French counterpart to the Camino de Santiago, the Chemin St Jacques is equally long, around 760km and runs from Puy en Velay in east/central France to St. Jean Pied de Port at the foot of the French Pyrenees. It can also be covered in about a month of steady walking. Those w... Read More »

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Camino de Santaigo, Chemin St Jacques (part 1)

Written By: lamundsen
From the Trip: South Africa, Europe 2015

<p><span>We exited from north of Porto and found ourselves pretty close to the Camino de Santiago. This is the 790 km pilgrimage trail which begins in the Spanish Pyrenees and ends on the Spanish Atlantic coast at Santiago de Compostella. Normally this is a 30 day walk but using the VW w... Read More »

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Astorga, Spain

Written By: lamundsen
From the Trip: South Africa, Europe 2015

<p><span>From Obidos we made our way further north stopping to hike to a couple of schiste villages (made of shale) in the Sierra de la Lousa. This is a local initiative</span><span> that has committed some time and money to reconstructing these beautiful stone villages ... Read More »

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Coimbra, Portugal

Written By: lamundsen
From the Trip: South Africa, Europe 2015

<p><span>Moving on from Albuferia we went a little way down the coast to one of the more attractive towns on the Algarve, Lagos. It was here that Prince Henry the Navigator lived while he developed his navigation school in nearby Sagres. It's easy to see why as when we got to Sagres... Read More »

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Albufeira, Portugal

Written By: lamundsen
From the Trip: South Africa, Europe 2015

<p><span>This week we took a holiday from our vacation (or perhaps vice versa) and spent the entire time at a real resort, an RCI generously given to us by Bev's mom. This was located just west of a town called Albufeira situated about midway along the Algarve coast. The town itself... Read More »

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