Camino de Santiago – Day 25

Camino de Santiago – Day 25
Walked from: Ventas de Narón
Walked to: Melide
Date: 27 October 2017
Distance: 27km

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Tonight I’m sleeping in a dorm room with four other people. They are all male, all in their late 30s or early 40s, all very nice, fit, of above average attractiveness and of Mediterranean origin. In normal circumstances this could be exciting. Practically a new type of dating. But this isn’t normal. It’s the dying days of my Camino de Santiago walk, with just 55km left to go, and to be honest, all I give a shit about is how many of them will snore (later note: two of them did. Loudly). Life priorities are different on this walk…

 

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One thing that doesn’t change though is me being led by my stomach. I’m staying in Melide tonight purely because, for some reason, this landlocked town pretty much slap-bang in the middle of Galicia has a reputation for awesome pulpo (octopus), which, if you haven’t already gathered, I have a bit of a thing for. So off I trotted this evening, along with two fellow pulpo enthusiasts from the Camino, to sample the wares at ‘Ezequiel’. And what wares they were. The pulpo was a thing of beauty. The razor clams were utterly delicious. They say a picture speaks a thousand words, so rather than bang on any more about them, I’ve included two photos above and below!

 

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I am unapologetic about the food porn.

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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