the “V” Memories – Walking down the Camino memory lane

Vaca que rie

Vaca que rie

La Vaca que rie – The Laughing cow cheese – one of my go-to snacks on the Camino.

Surprisingly enough, it could be kept without having to be refrigerated, making this a great snack. And as mentioned before, in Spain, cheese is very inexpensive – a quarter of the cost back home.

It was a quick snack with few calories but great taste. I was told by my friend Bruno that in Italy, this is called “Kid’s cheese” because parents spread this on bread for breakfast for the kids. Well, I am  KID… at HEART!

View

View

Isn’t this view spectacular! Where as the view in the Meseta (the equivalent of our prairies in Canada) was flat, Galicia is all mountains – This was talen at the top pf O’Cebreiro. This had been a rough climbing day, but well worth it!

village

village

I always got excited when I could see a village or town on the horizon. It often meant time for a coffee, lunch or an albergue for the night.

Notice the terracotta coloured roofs – a uniform look to most houses in small villages. Even the smallest village had a plaza mayor, typical the center of the town, and most had a church, and an evening short mass and blessing held for the pilgrims.

Vast

Vast

The only word that comes to my mind when I see this picture, is VAST!

Enormous fortress gates surrounded this city and their size certainly amazed me.

I look like a little peanut but I like that having me in the picture really shows scale.

Not all cities have these gates as many old structures have succumbed to time, city growth and damage. There’s really nothing comparable size wise in our very new country of Canada!

Cheers from my virtual Camino tour!

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