Traveling Nancy

Traveling around the world as far as I can go.

La Virgen Del Camino to Villa de Mazarife

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Pam and I had a Pilgrim dinner last night. She was still not feeling well so she went back to the albergue before dessert.

It was raining this morning when we got up at about 7. I put on all of my rain gear, but just like when I was walking with David every time I put all my rain pants and jacket, the rain turned to a drizzle and stops.

Today’s walk was about 14 km. it was a very pleasant walk. When we arrived Oncina, there was a man with fruit and other food for a donation. He actually made fresh orange juice for me.

He made fresh orange juice for me in Oncina,
Then we stopped in Chozas de Abajo for breakfast. I had a tortilla which I don’t know if I am spelling correctly, but is actually a potato/egg dish. Then I had my favorite Magnun double chocolate ice-cream bar. Yes, ice-cream for breakfast.

I have found a great use for my extra shoelace, which I almost didn’t bring. It is now my belt – holding up my pants.
We have found a great Albergue, (Albergue de San Antonio). They are going to make a vegetarian dinner tonight, but it will be at 7.

Albergue de San Antonio in Vilar de Mazarife.

I went out to the local market for some snacks.

Supermarket in Vilar de Mazarife
All the churches seem to have stork nests on the top. Too bad it is not stork season.

Most churches had stork nests on them.
I love all the pilgrim sculptures. Here is another one.

I love the pilgrim sculptures.
On the way back from the market I checked out the other Albergues. Ours is a few Euros more, but well worth it.
I ran into the three guys who were helping me with my Spanish last night.

These Spanish men taught me to say zumo natural.


Author: Nancy Panitch

Traveling has been a passion of Nancy Panitch's life and she loves seeing how people in other cultures live. Her travels have taken her to many places within the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa. Being around people inspires her and she has much gratitude for the kindred Souls that are joining together with her in body, mind, and heart. She moved from Chicago to Portland, Oregon in 1982. It was one of the best decisions of her life. While in Portland she stays very, VERY busy. She volunteers (Inter-Religious Action Network, Human Rights Council, & ushering for various theaters); attends a Unitarian Universalist church; goes hiking with groups (Cascade Prime Timers & Trails Club of Oregon) and also with individual friends. Book groups, movie group, and bridge groups occupy her time as well. Her quiet activities include yoga, knitting, Sudoku, and reading. She enjoys all of these activities, but making time to see her wonderful 4 grandchildren takes priority over it all. She is happy to share this blog and hopes to encourage others to travel.

One thought on “La Virgen Del Camino to Villa de Mazarife

  1. Go, girl, go. I am so tempted to”do” the Camino after reading all your blogs, but reality set in (thank god). Keep those stories coming – I’m just loving it. Ann


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