Date: 18 September 2018
Today we spent a pleasant day in Burgos. We did the usual rest day chores of laundry and some shopping. We also had a leisurely breakfast, a leisurely lunch and a leisurely dinner. Shopping included a €6 cab ride to Decathlon where we each bought a small €8 backpack.
However, the highlight of the day was a 40 minute journey on the aptly named Chu Chu Tourist train which for the princely sum of €4.60 each. It took us to the main tourist sights around town. We have learnt not to drink coke in Spain. Two cokes cost about €5 whereas two glasses of wine cost half that.
We also went to the Orange store and found out that our wonderful phone plan of €20 per month, 10 gb data and 80 minutes of talk time has a downside of costing €1.10 per text.
On the previous evening we caught up with a number of pilgrims for dinner who had also invited a number of other pilgrims. It was somewhat amazing that, out of the total of 12 people, 8 of us had been at Refuge Orisson (the first night’s stay on the Camino) on the same night.
Pilgrim with pilgrim statuePilgrim with pilgrim statue