Biking Camino de Santiago Spain

Sleeping out in the million star hotel

Sleeping on Camino de Santiago
Written by Stuart Wickes

The million star hotel

Stuart Profile SmallLast night we slept like ancient pilgrims, under the best hotel, with a million stars. We lay on the dust with the gentle breeze touching our cheeks, sleeping out like children, which of course some of us are.

Sleeping out on Camino de Santiago

Sleeping out on Camino de Santiago, under a million stars

From a million to three stars

Tonight we are sleeping in, under three stars, in Santo Domingo De La Calzada’s luxurious parador, converted from a former convent. It’s beautiful; soft beds, clean linen, and fresh towels to refresh tired cyclists.

Parador Santo Domingo De La Calzada' on Camino de Santiago

Arriving at Parador Santo Domingo De La Calzada
From time to time a little luxury is appreciated

A different hotel, a different menu

Last night our dinner was a tin of corned beef divided into five portions.¬†Tonight we’ve already eaten all the goodnight chocolates left on our pillows and have spent the last half an hour translating the lengthy dinner menu into English so we don’t waste any time when the restaurant opens.

Isn’t life more interesting for a little contrast?

About the author

Stuart Wickes

Stuart's the adventure addict half of the team, always trying to persuade the family to get out, do more, go further. As co-founder and co-director he handles the business, creative, design, technical and publishing aspects of the project. He is our chief photographer and videographer. With training as a professional learning and development consultant. an engineer and musician, his contribution is eclectic and unpredictable!

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