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HEY DARREN, GIVE ME A TASTE OF THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO 800Km

Sure, here's a few extracts from my diary:


Day 1: Today was the first day of my Camino journey! I started early in the morning from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, in France, and crossed the Pyrenees into Spain. It was a tough climb, but the views were breathtaking. I met some fellow pilgrims along the way and we shared stories over lunch in the village of Roncesvalles. In the evening, I stayed in a cozy albergue in Zubiri and had a delicious meal of local specialties.




Day 4: Today's walk was mostly through forests and small villages. I passed by the famous bridge of Puente la Reina and visited the Gothic church of Santa Maria. In the evening, I stayed in an albergue in Estella, where I joined a group of pilgrims for a game of cards and some local wine.


Day 18: Today's highlight was the wine fountain in Irache! Yes, you read that right, a fountain that dispenses wine! I also visited the medieval town of Los Arcos and saw the impressive church of Santa Maria. In the evening, I stayed in an albergue in Torres del Rio, where I tried some local cheese and jamón ibérico.


Day 22: Today was a long but rewarding day, as I walked through the rolling hills of La Rioja. I passed by several vineyards and saw the beautiful castle of Clavijo in the distance. In the evening, I stayed in an albergue in the small town of Azofra, where I had a traditional pilgrim's dinner of lentil soup, roasted chicken, and flan.


Day 26: Today I reached the city of Burgos, where I visited the impressive Gothic cathedral and the monastery of Las Huelgas. I also tried the famous local dish of morcilla, a type of blood sausage. In the evening, I stayed in an albergue in the historic center of Burgos and enjoyed some live music at a nearby bar.


Day 28: Today's walk was through the Meseta, a vast plateau that can be quite challenging due to its lack of shade and water. However, the views were stunning and I felt a sense of peacefulness as I walked in solitude. In the evening, I stayed in an albergue in the small town of Fromista and had a simple but delicious dinner of pasta with tomato sauce.


Day 31: Today was my last day of walking, as I reached the city of Leon. I visited the impressive cathedral, which features stunning stained glass windows and a beautiful cloister. I also tried the local dessert of mantecadas, a type of sponge cake. In the evening, I celebrated with some fellow pilgrims and toasted to our successful journey!


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