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Updated: 2019-08-28

Sawadee kha, Sawadee khrap

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Home - Journeys - Portugal - Lisbon, Spain, France 2019 - Thursday, August 8, 2019

We both slept very badly last night in Hotel A Quinta Da Auga Relais & Châteaux in Santiago de Compostela, and we have no idea why.

After a good breakfast we leave Santiago de Compostela and drive to Lierganes.
After a while we drive over the Autovía del Cantábrico and this is a road through a very beautiful area. The road is very winding and sometimes quite steep.

At about four o'clock we arrive in Lierganes and we quickly find our hotel, the Balneario de Liérganes.
The hotel is located in a park and gives the impression of a 19th century school or hospital.
The welcome at reception was odd. We are helped by an English-speaking woman, but she suddenly gives everything to her colleague and walks away. That colleague barely speaks English, but we work it out.
We get a room on the 3rd, top, floor. The room is small but tidy, and very very warm. There is no air conditioning and not even a fan. To cool, the windows must be wide open, and there is no mosquito net.
On the 3rd floor are also lounges, a TV room, a card room, a conversation room.

We walk into the village and have a drink on the terrace of Hotel El Cantábrico. The people are very friendly.
We look further, and the village looks nice, the old houses are all nicely renovated.

We decide to eat at a restaurant in the village, Posada Restaurante la Giraldilla, where we sit outside under two giant pine trees.
When our food arrives, we have to sit somewhere else because of the clutter from the trees. The food tastes good, the people are nice.

We decide to cancel the planned night in Antwerp and immediately drive home from Rouen, 600 km. We actually get very tired because we constantly change places and and have to unpack and pack again.
We have driven 3700 km so far.

Link: Hotel A Quinta Da Auga Relais & Châteaux.
Link: Balneario de Liérganes.
Link: Posada Restaurante la Giraldilla.

Written on: 2019-08-10


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