Modern Pelgrim to Santiago de Compostella part one

In my previus blog, I was writing about the plans to walk to Santiago de Compostella. Not from Holland but from the French-Spanish border Irun/Hendaya.

In 2015 however, I travelled as a modern Pelgrim, by public transport, already to Santiago de Compostella.

In the next blogs I like to share with the reader my experiences.

After a good preparation, I left Holland on 30 May 2015 by plane to Bilbao. Here the roundtrip to Santiago de Compostella by train would start the next day.

Arriving in Bilbao by bus 3247 to the city.

Line 3247-Biskaibus 2006 Bilbao airport

In the city almost all people, busdrivers included, were wearing the shirt of football club Atletico Bilbao. This night in Barcelona Atlecio will play againts Barcelona for the Copa del Rey.(Barcelona won). And moreover there was a kind of city run along the borders of the river Nervion. In between the crowed I could take pictures of the bus and tram.

Of course I looked already for the FEVE-railway station where my round trip will start. I bought also already the required ticket. The ticket is valid for one month and cost euro 88. This ticket, FEVE-rail’, was purchased to be flexible on stations which access was closed.

The night was passed in an hostal close to the Saint Jacob cathedral. Due to the late hour, the cathedral was closed.

I set the alarm before going to sleep as the next day I had to get up at 6.30 already!

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