Parador Hostal Dos Reis Católicos – Santiago De Compostela
It has been a busy summer on the Camino and Santiago is welcoming pilgrims from around the world reaching record numbers arriving in a day. New Camino Connections Continue with the arrival of Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, to experience a little of the camino spirit with the President of Spain Mariano Rajoy and other special guests.
It was a very busy 24 hours with many special activities one of special note related to historic pilgrim experiences was the signing of the official Parador Hostal Dos Reis Católicos Guest Book. With the Parador being known as the oldest hotel in the world with its historic origin as a hospital taking care of the pilgrims upon their arrival it was most appropriate that the Parador was the meeting place for the official press conference and camino activities. A new beginning of country alliances and relations helping for the continued experience and growth of this important and historical pilgrimage.
Photograph: Angela Merkel – Chancellor of Germany, Julio Castro Marcote – Director Parador Santiago, Manuel Quintanar – Subdirector Parador Santiago, and Antonio Lois – Adjunto a Dirección Parador Santiago.
We waited a long time for summer to arrive in Galicia and now it seems that soon it will be over as we are almost halfway through August… The Bodegueros – winemakers – will be paying extra close attention to Las Viñas – As VIDES – The Vines as they begin to make preparations for the special and important work of VENDIMIA – Wine HARVEST! So it is countdown for Bo Camiño TASTE IT! and El Camino Del Vino as the friends of Los Corchos – “wine lovers” – await this very special celebration in the fields and for us it will be the Ancient Roman Vineyards of Ribeira Sacra – so looking forward to it. Another 4 year dream coming to life 🙂
A very special thank you to German Limeres for the wonderful ancient photo of TESOROS – to include in the poster and for your beautiful Bo Camiño TASTE IT! Logo sure makes blogging a whole lot more fun! For more information please visit: http://www.gastrofotographia.com
Bo Camiño TASTE IT! & El Camino Del Vino At O Batuxo Belesar – Viños E Troula
Muchisimas Gracias to Marcus and Monica of O Batuxo Belesar Restaurant for including us in their incredible summer Wine Tastings & Concert Series – Viños E Troula – a truly incredible Catas de Vinos y MUSICA – Experiencia ESTUPENDA! Adding to my summer travels in Galicia exploring Ribeira Sacra with friends – it has been TOTALLY DIVERTIDO 🙂
Looking forward to more fun with Friends!!! It is more “DISFRUTING Galicia” – Disfruta + Enjoy = DISFRUTING GALICIA!!! Come and enjoy TAPAS Y VINOS Y MAS 🙂