Camino de Santiago – Day 10
Walked from: San Juan de Ortega
Walked to: Burgos
Date: 11 October 2017
I’ve been invited to a party in Burgos tonight, with some friendly Catalans I met walking up a hill as the sun rose this morning. They promised singing (them) and dancing (all of us). They were very nice and extremely patient with my Spanish, but they were also drinking beer at the cafe where I stopped for breakfast this morning and aren’t meeting up until 9.30pm, and as I’m usually asleep by that time on this holiday, it’s an experience I’m going to have to pass on!
I like Burgos, I really do. It’s a beautiful place. But as far as I’m concerned today, the very best thing about it is that I’ve been here three times before and have already done all my exploring and oohing and arrhing at the amazing Cathedral. Which, in turn, means I’ve basically been taking the opportunity to sit on my arse since I arrived at lunchtime, enjoying my first hotel room in 10 days. Imagine! My own room. With clean sheets. And an ensuite bathroom. It’s like being a proper grown up 🙂 To be honest, I only left the hotel because I got hungry and they don’t offer room service!