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#93485 - 09/06/14 09:31 AM El Camino article
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NY Times article about the El Camino
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/world/...-share&_r=0
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#93487 - 09/06/14 09:07 PM Re: El Camino article [Re: Puna]
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I am so happy to have visited places along the camino and Santiago before the tourist rush.It just doesn't have the same feeling anymore.The monasteries and convents are being bought out and converted into 4 star hotels.....
I feel the same about San Sebastian-glad to have visite dit years ago.Today it has become way too popular and more crowded/ overpriced than ever before.
time to find new 'undiscovered' places in Spain!

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#93488 - 09/06/14 09:09 PM Re: El Camino article [Re: Crisco]
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I forgot to mention the photo in the NY Times article-did you notice, the people are NOT facing the cathedral...I guess the writer didn't know which side was the cathedral!

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#93489 - 09/06/14 10:17 PM Re: El Camino article [Re: Crisco]
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Palencia and Valladolid are somewhat ignored. The Cathedral in Palencia is interesting with carvings by Gil de Siloe. It is called La Bella Desconocida.[ the Beautiful Unknown One] . There are many shops and restaurants like any city, but few tourists. Nearby, Valladolid boasts the magnificent Museo Nacional de Escultura [polychrome wood sculpture] Its housed in the Colegio de San Gregorio the facade is also from Siloe. Nearby the facade of San Pablo is of interest. From here its easy to get to Burgos, where there are many Gothic Masterpieces [Cathedral, Cartuja de Miraflores, Las Huelgas]. Not many tourists in Burgos yet. Its only an hour from Burgos to Leon. Michener really praised Leon in his book IBERIA and I agree. [Gothic Cathedral, Basilica de San Isidoro] My favorite region in Spain.

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