When we (finally) got to the bus station in Santiago, we didn't really have a plan anymore. We had known that we would have a few days at the end, but it seemed best not to tie ourselves down. We didn't know when we'd get to Santiago. At first, we hadn't even known for sure if we'd go to Fisterra afterwards, and if we did, whether we'd walk there or catch a bus ride.
As you all know, we rode the bus, both there and back.
And we located the train station in Santiago, while looking for a place to stay. Then we found the Hotel Horreo, on the street between the Old City area and the train station and settled our packs down for the night.
He hmmm'd and said, "most people, what they do is to take the train to Zavala, then take the bus from Zavala to Salamanca." So that's what we decided to do.
|I thought the wood stacked up for loading at the station was neat.|
|The main plaza. At evening, the restaurants all put big screen TV's out so their outside patrons could enjoy the game along with their tapas.|
We got a room very close to the bus station--twin beds and very cozy, but pleasant. And I had some fantastic tapas at one of the restaurants on the square. Serrano ham, fig, cheese--yum! Also some chipirito squid tapa, with the ham for an accent. Yum!
And of course my sweetie went up into the bell tower and climbed every single ladder that was open so he could take pictures. Check out the cool bells!