Resting in Astorga October 10th 2016 I am resting in Astorga.
Feeling blistered and tired as I arrived here yesterday, (written Mon 10 Oct) I had already decided to have an easy day today and as you can only stay one night at an albergue have a leisurely breakfast and do a short 5 km to Murias de Rechivaldi, stopping there to rest and recover. It turned out slightly differently which I will tell you about later.
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Europe » Spain 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