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The Top of the Hill after Castrojeriz  
   

The Top of the Hill after Castrojeriz

The site of some graffiti that became my motto until my ankles got better: "Pain is just weakness escaping from the body."
El Camino de Santiago Part Two

March 5th 2010
Hobbling a little now, I find myself deep within the dreaded Meseta. It’s all I heard about during those first nine days to Burgos. All of those, and you’ll meet many, who have walked the Camino before, fill you with trepidation about this famously fearsome stretch. There are countless harrowing tales of this endless, featureless, barren semi-desert. Soaring temperatures, infrequent water ... read more
Europe » Spain » Castile & León

Spanish Flag Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
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