Day 1: It’s time to start up, start the way we had been organizing a few months ago. With light backpacks and a happy heart, though a bit overwhelmed by the drizzle that greets us in the morning, we left the hostel where Irun have treated us kindly and we began to find the yellow arrows.
The Last September I went with a friend to make a part of the Camino de Santiago by Costa. We started in the French border, in Irun, rode almost 300 miles that separated us from Santander.
This first stage is pretty hard. A total of 27 miles and begins with a brutal climb that, once overcome, makes us think we can conquer the skies.
The output of Irun is not well demarcated and got lost for a moment. Once over the bridge, when we left the marshes on the left can follow the signs that lead us to the church of the Madeleine, or ask for it. The climb begins immediately and for those who are not trained or accustomed is tough. It is best to take it easy and go to step the body endures. It’s just the beginning!
El Santuario de Guadalupe ends the tedious ascent and dazzle us with amazing views of the Cantabrian coast.France and Spain are joined by the beautiful coast.
The road goes through beautiful landscapes to the intersection of Pasaia Donibane where we take a boat for a few cents and continue to the right on the other side. Always accompanied by the endless blue sea and a grueling climb stairs and then along the hill beside the sea between shrubs and passages sometimes a bit muddy but not representing great difficulty. At this point the hardest part of the day is behind us.
Arrival in San Sebastián intercepts from the top of the nearby hill where we see unique views of the city and its beaches. The official hostel is a bit out of the city center and only open July and August. Another hostel for pilgrims offering reasonable prices and at the end of the city.
After a long day to start this way, you will secure a good shower and a good rest. Well done!
More and more people who have an ecological conscience, and who are keen to adapt every action of his life to promote a more respectful of the environment, besides being a person completely organic. And the aspect of the holiday was not going to be less. Because a person does not cease to be green in their free time, so why not stay in a hotel that is designed as a green hotel? Here we’ll show one in particular, but do not think that is unique, because it is not true, since there is usually more out there. Want to know more? Well then go ahead, read on and find out what you need to know.
Sometimes we prefer to pay a little more for a place that fits perfectly to our expectations. And besides price and convenience, there are also other factors to calibrate, and are consistent with our way of seeing and living things. Thus, it is more than likely to feel more comfortable in a place that we know are going to worry in the same way that we for every trifle, like making chairs, or totally vegetarian diet. And here, on the site you’re going to teach today, you do not have to worry about it.
The Olive Exclusive
The hotel that we are going to talk about today is named, The Olive Exclusive. It is a tribute to nature over industrial, and looks around the hotel. We find a site as natural, decorated with wood or handmade craft work. That does not mean comfort to what the other rooms, because the beds, decorated in light colors are the most comfortable, although we have a back problem.
But first, we must explain that this hotel will find nothing more and nothing less than in Namibia. Yes, it may sound a little weird, but really we’re right. In emerging countries, developing or are where they are investing in sustainable lodgings. Maybe because I have, already, ecological awareness, and so exploit local wood, and other materials that have tried to destroy, but the process is too expensive, or simply aim the reuse so that everything is completely ecological.
In any case, we will find rooms full of furniture made of wicker. Yeah, that stuff we used to see in old houses, and had grandmothers in lawn chairs or similar furniture. It’s amazing, because it gives a rustic look, or anything, but goes well the two styles: a low bed, other wood furniture and wicker lamps. You’ll like it, no doubt, because it makes him look too feminine, but very neutral, and so is worth living in a place.
Also, not that it is an overpriced hotel, although it should be noted that there are several categories in story to the rooms. Thus, we may find that all the suites have their own bathroom. Yes, we distinguish between the Junior Suites, which feature a blue more shooting and less detail. Instead, the Premier Suites have fabulous views of the mountains of Eros, and of course, to olive groves. The difference is not so great, while the junior can pay about 203 Euros a night, for the premiere would pay 318. Matter of taste.
There are many places in Spain where stories and legends haunt can be very curious, and they are almost unknown to most Spanish. Today we will talk about one of those traditions that can be known in certain circles, but not beyond. That is why we will dedicate this article to the town of San Andres de Teixido, in La Coruña, and one of the legends that usually hang out there, and you’ll find it, the less interesting. So if you are interested in these items, please keep reading.
Galicia has a special charm . It can be due to various factors, from landscapes, which are of the purest green , and with a very pleasant, going through their cities and their architecture to its population, which is very diverse , but also nice and very friendly . But that’s not all that hides this region, it has also many places that haunt the stories, legends and curiosities, which can be considered even a tradition. Some are about the supernatural and religious beliefs, but must be respected, and we do well to know these things.
Traditions and legends
Teixido San Andres is a town of Corunna is located in the municipality of Cedeira , near the sea. It’s something small , as even the year 2007 only had less than fifty inhabitants, which makes this place something much more enigmatic and mysterious , it is small , a place where everyone is known , but who maintain traditions and receive several visitors a year, it has a place that is considered a pilgrimage . Not that this is a holy place, but it does have religious connotations, or at least spiritual.
And the place of pilgrimage which has this town is the Chapel of St. Andrew, a small shrine, which dates from the twelfth century or so. It’s not a sure thing, since it is calculated because it is derived from a building that was from a monastery that was under the protection of the Count of Trava . The design is quite original because it is a white stone building, considered a Gothic church, with some variations. Admittedly most picturesque is so worth the visit as a day trip.
As for the legends surrounding this place , is said to do a pilgrimage and place a stone on the mounds that were in the way, and then drink from a fountain called ” Power of Three Pipes ” to ask the employer , San Andres , a wish. Next, you take a piece of bread to predict the fortune he will. If it floats, it means we will have good luck in the coming year. This piece of bread can take various forms, which are sold in the area : If you have a hand , you are asking for love and friendship , whether it is a fish, for work, whether it is a boat, for travel, if has the form of the holy , are praying for health, and if it is a thought, studies and testing in general.
The point is that the legend says that if you have offered to San Andres, and have not made a pilgrimage during your life, you have to go dead. Therefore it is usual to be relatives or acquaintances who meet this activity for the soul of the deceased. In fact, at present only purchased bus tickets to go empty, as if the deceased on the same trip.
Traveling to Thailand is an outstanding goal of many people. It is a place that in recent years has gained popularity, something more logical. And with the rise of the Internet and new technologies, we can see other countries from home, yes, but that we still know little. And see those beautiful natural landscapes, such as exotic boating, and the smile of those people, despite their lifestyle, is something that will shrink the heart and makes many of us are desire to visit a country like Thailand .
Still, this does not mean to give us some respect, and even fear, you might say. Because it is an exotic country, yes, but very far from our homes. Of course, therein lies its appeal, but as you approach the date of travel tend to be somewhat uneasy. Therefore we want to reassure you, and we’ll show a resort, in which if you want, you can stay, and will be one of the best decisions I’ve made for this trip, you’ll see. Think you know what we’re talking about? Go ahead, read on.
Thailand and its accommodation
Thailand has different types of accommodations, depending on what you seek and needs. But within hotels, also widens the matter. If we want to have a complete holiday, follow our advices, then we recommend is precisely to stay in a resort which has all the amenities of a hotel, but it also has a wide range of activities. Because do not have to be only sleep in a comfortable bed and a clean room, and here we will show. Check out the pictures of Aana Resort.
This resort is as special as it is divided into several buildings, and villas. Here comes in the budget you have for the property, but if you have a loose pocket, the villas are a wonderful option and private. No interference and no disturbing anyone, something that is essential to have a quiet holiday, whether with family, friends or alone with your partner. In addition, each of these villas has a private terrace with a Jacuzzi, so you can enjoy the views while you relax, almost in the middle of nature.
Of course, the villas are built in the local style, traditional, thatched roof, but with all the amenities you could dream of. Moreover, some of them-six, including the seventeen villas in total-have a private pool on the terrace, with a kind of outdoor dining to enjoy the views of the natural landscape while eating. It’s unique, and this kind of details make you feel at home , but yes, much more comfortable.
Still, this hotel has over seventy rooms, each with balcony or terrace. It also has basic services from the canopy bed, private bath, and coffee makers and minibars. So if you fancy a quiet evening, you can sit on one of the sofas that are on the private balconies, and coffee, while watching the splendid scenery around you.
The hotel is on the beach of Klong Praow, and is often organized tours so you can see the surroundings as well as enjoy some activities aimed. Or, enjoy this great restaurant meal, or a massage in your own spa, where the pool with views of the Gulf of Siam.
Both the National Geographic magazine (in its American edition) as Frommers travel guide, agreed chooses Girona as one of the best travel destinations in 2012.
The city has a wide range of cultural and culinary charm of large cities without large crowds, always reserves surprises for the visitor.
In this opportunity and to cope with the crisis, with imagination and tempting offers that can hardly be rejected, the tourism sector has taken a promotion based advertising real bargains for the weekend of 14 and 15 January.
‘Girona 10′ is an initiative launched by the Hospitality Association of Girona, offering accommodation and dining at various hotels and restaurants in the city for the symbolic price of ten Euros, offer valid for those days and so cheap that it’s been removed from the hands.
The promotion covers 1,000 places in adhering accommodations thirty to € 10 per person (includes hotels of 1-5 stars, hostels, pensions and villas) and also, for the same price, fifty meals in restaurants in the city.
But the offer goes beyond and is complete with free tastings, guided tours and free entry to museums and cultural events, in addition, the Lleó Market bags products valued at 30 Euros, also will be on sale at the price of 10 Euros. For this reason, city shops with their doors remain open from 10.00 to 22.00 on Saturday January 14.
The attractive offer has been so successful that the same day that the promotion was launched, sold out in just 15 minutes the offer of accommodation.