One of the many reasons that I have decided to stay at the Hostal Adriano, is because Alberto DiStefano promised to personally carry duffle bag up the steps if the elevator is not operational upon my arrival in mid March. I'm trekking through Spain for 16 days, and really did not intend to do any laundry, so you can imagine how heavy my very large duffle bag can get (but it does have really big wheels). eek By the way, my first stop on my trip is in Madrid, where my duffle bag will be at its lightest, as I will not have purchased any shoes as of yet. laugh