Sat 24 Oct - Santiago de Compostela
Rain had fallen overnight in Santiago de Compostela. Despite Weather Channel's assurances last night of cloudy weather only. It didn't matter.
I had no particulars a plans for today anyway other than more strolling and some shopping. And goodbyes. To whoever was still in Santiago.
First some grooming. I was having a haircut but unfortunately they didn't provide shaving services. I had to do the shaving the old fashion way later.
This was my chosen peluquería in Santiago de Compostela for no other reason than that I walked past it.
The "new" me follows, complete with crappy haircut and crappy shave using cheap shaver from supermercado and soap.
After haircut and shave:
That tarting up will have to do until I get home. I have a couple of cheap shavers left so I will have another shave before flying back.
I was catching up with 3 pilgrim ladies for a final lunch before we all scattered to various places. Win, Deb, Jane and me.
If my calculations are right, by tomorrow the four of us will be in 4 different countries. Me in Portugal, Jane in UK, Deb in Spain and Win in Ireland.
Lovely tapas bar that Deb, who has been to Santiago before, chose for us. Clearly a place where locals go.
I had a prawns and octopus tapas, same style of octupus as 2 nights ago. And this time I took a photo of it. Very yummy.
We shared a bottle of Ramon Bilbao vino Tinto, which I have had before and is an excellent drop.
This tapas bar is treating its wine seriously. Which didn't prevent them from displaying 5 liter bottles as well.
I went tourist shopping and picked up 2 t-shirts and 1 fridge magnet and then walked back to the hostel with my goods for some downtime. Aka siesta.
Post siesta, I put my earbuds in and went for a walk with the intention to see parts of Santiago de Compostela I haven't seen and to take some photos of interesting things. It feels a bit like a movie where your eyes are the camera lense.
The markets post market hours were empty and awaiting clean up.
After an afternoon gelato and popping into a pub to check out the Vigo vs Real Madrid football game, I wandered back to the hostel.
Lazy evening snacking and drinking a few beers in the hostel kitchen downstairs, doing some planning for Porto trip tomorrow and for beyond.