Travel Date: Sunday, April 20 2014
This is the end of our road travels for three of our friends. Previously, Fairus (from Brazil) has gone ahead to walk with her brother. Fernando is going home the next day to see his wife. And Josean and Rebeca are returning to work Tuesday so there are not going anywhere on Monday. Easter Sunday is our last day to spend with each other so we decided to be adventurous in Pamplona.
In the morning we have an assorted breakfast options with coffee and Pan con Tomato. This is where we take bread, take a clove of garlic and vigorously rub it on the bread, then take a slice of cut tomato and and rub, squeeze or put it on the bread. Deliciouso! Ham is also a good addition to this mixture. Non-Spanish friends, try it for breakfast one day – perhaps on the weekend when you don’t have to go to work with garlic bread immediately.
Cured ham! Lots of it! And very delicious!
I met two friends of Josean and Rebeca: Carlos and Ana. They were very friendly, great to talk to and spoke good English. YES!
Next stop Bar Burgales and yes there is more jamon (ham).
Final bar stop: El Patio De Las Comedias and our great bartender Guillermo.
Fernando and Josean, head back to get the car. Rebeca, Daniel and I tour the Pamplona Bull sites.
Finally, after a quick stop at the local pharmacy (farmacia) we head over back to the house where Chef Fernando is making us a five course dinner.
Remarkable dinner. Best peregrino meal ever! After dinner we all hang out at talk. Things get pretty emotional for me when we all come to the realization that we have spent an intense amount of time together and bonded in just four days and today is the last day for us to spend together. The Camino is an amazing adventure that brings people from various walks of life, backgrounds, ethnic origins, and even languages together… and for me and Daniel it has only just begun!
And last and most importantly, without our gracious hosts Rebeca and Josean, this would not be possible.
Expenses: 65 Euros
Notes: I didn’t note my expenses separately but I did it add it up mentally at the end of the day and put it in my expenses program on my iPhone.