Day 13 – Rest Day

I decided to take the day off and rest. My body is doing fine, but I think it might be good to rest after completing about 1/3 of the Camino. Many people who have done the Camino recommend taking a couple of rest days.

I spent the day resting, reading, catching-up on my blogs…

PLUS, I got to spend an exciting afternoon walking all my clothes 🙂

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I also got a chance to walk around central Burgos and discovered their famous church.

This church was HUGE!!!! Here it is in the distance.

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Unfortunately the church is so big and there is very little room around it, capturing it in 1 photo is impossible. So here are severval different angles:

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Here are a couple of shots from inside:

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TAPAS But No Restaurants

When I went out for dinner, it was difficult to fine a restaurant that served a full dinner. Instead, most of the places had tapas. Don’t get me wrong, I love tapas (especially with a group of friends to share) but I really want a full dinner for the hike tomorrow. I eventually found a restaurant and had a full dinner.

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A Day In The Life Of A Pilgrim

Several people have asked what a typical day looks like for me. After severval days, a routine finally set-in. Here it is:

  1. Wake-up 6:30am
  2. Wash-up
  3. Pack-up
  4. Refill water bottles
  5. ~7:15am Start walking
  6. Stop at the first store I see and buy my lunch (a pack of salami, a pack of cheese and an apple)
  7. ~9am eat a few handfuls of nuts (my breakfast on the go 🙂 )
  8. Lunch is sometime after I’m more than 1/2 way done with the day’s walk.
  9. ~2-4pm arrive in the town and look for a hostel
  10. Check-in
  11. I usually lay down for 15 minutes on my bed… just to unwind.
  12. Unpack.
  13. Take a shower.
  14. Wash my clothes (if required… I can go 3-4 days between washes)
  15. Blog
  16. ~7-8pm have dinner
  17. Blog
  18. Go clubbing until 4am.  🙂
  19. 10pm go to sleep
  20. Repeat the next morning 🙂

Today’s Thoughts

  • It was nice to relax today…good for the mind and spirit. (I see about the body tomorrow)
  • Nothing is open on Sunday’s in Spain… except for some restaurants and a few bakeries.
  • Not a lot of the locals speak English. I guess I’m too used to (or spoiled) working/travelling in Sweden where everyone speaks perfect English.

 

Cheers,

-jj

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