Camino de Santiago – Day 25

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


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…



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!



I am unapologetic about the food porn.

About silkakt

I love to explore countries on foot or by bicycle. An English woman, I moved to the south of Spain in September 2020 and I have dreams of encouraging more people to discover this amazing country by walking its various Camino routes. To date, I've walked the French Camino from St Jean in France, the Portuguese Camino from Lisbon (interior route, not coastal) and the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo. I have also walked a fair few long distance trails in the UK, including all of the National Trails in England and Wales, and a couple of long walks in beautiful Scotland.
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