Camino de Santiago – Day 10

Camino de Santiago – Day 10
Walked from: San Juan de Ortega
Walked to: Burgos
Date: 11 October 2017
Distance: 27km


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!

About silkakt

I'm a map addict. I nip out in my lunch break to go to the National Map Centre, just around the corner from where I work, to feed my habit. My fix normally costs £7.99 and comes in the form of an OS map, although I'm a big fan of Sustrans cycle maps, the Trailblazer walking guides and maps of the world too. And once I've got my new map, I start plotting - routes, adventures and an escape away from the office that I spend too much time in. Maps, quite simply, make the world a better and more exciting place.
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6 Responses to Camino de Santiago – Day 10

  1. Neil Davies OBE says:

    It certainly beats all the stuff you had to deal with at TFL. Nice as the views may be, they don’t beat St Thomas’ Cathedral in Old Portsmouth or a stroll along the common 😉

  2. Siwan Hayward says:

    SKT – I love your posts and getting so much vicarious pleasure. I’m climbing mountains with you while travelling the tube, work, work, work and collapsing exhausted at the end of another day!! XXXX

  3. kinh says:

    Hold on a minute Silka! Ain’t Pilgrimage about going back to basic and suffering is the order of the day??? Sounds like a holiday. and i am loving it.

    • silkakt says:

      I’m not a good pilgrim. But I’m not too bad at walking… which makes for a terrific holiday! Thanks for all the comments Kinh – it’s amazing to think people can be bothered to read my babbling x

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