Portomarin October 3rd 2015 October 3,2015
For the Compostela in Santiago a pilgrim must walk the last 100 km. today we reached the 100 km marker. Feeling good!
Today as well we saw several buses come to the highway just outside the 100 km and drop off loads of new pilgrims. The roads have suddenly become crowded. I have heard that the crowds in Santiago are large and services for the mass at noon has about 1000 people. I ... read more
Europe » Spain » Galicia » Sarria 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