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Villafranca Today, About 24kms.

October 16th 2016
It's early and I'm listening to the 3 Tenors; John above, Rollo, a spanish guy to my left, and Toby, a young German above him. It's 6am, alarm is set for 6.30, but I'd get up now except it's a bit early. I've been awake for a while. I say if you don't like the noise, get a private room. It's all part of the 'experience '. Today is about 24 kms and pretty flat from memory. A bit of breakfast her ... read more
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17th October 2016

Loved Villafranca!
Hopefully, when you went to the plaza to meet John, you got to see some of those ancient, Romanesque churches there. I loved that town and lingered several days there! Best wishes on making it up to O'Cebreiro, one of the toughest climbs on the Camino--a horse sounds like a great idea, or at least a service to carry your bag. However, you'll be highly rewarded. O'Cebreiro is a tiny settlement from earlier ages. Buen Camino!

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