Savoring Santiago: The day after

What a wonderful experience this has been.

U.S. by us

Waking up and not filling our camelbaks or getting prepared to walk seems a bit odd, but nice. We actually ate a hotel breakfast with coffee and contemplated how to fill the day. The weather was raw and rainy which made the decision to forgo the trip to Finisterre and Muxia easy. Instead, we meandered through the historic district stopping in interesting shops. We once again spent a little time watching today’s crop of pilgrims arrive in Obradorio Plaza in front of the Cathedral. Eventually we arrived at the Mercado de Abastos. This is a traditional indoor/outdoor market with lots of stalls. Each section was filled with delicious foods organized by produce, meat and fish. One of the fish crates even had a starfish mixed in with the catch. Cheese and sweets were interspersed throughout all sections and flowers and herbs ringed the outside area. There was also a…

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