Denver Botanical Gardens

Denver Botanical Gardens

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Day 11 Medina de Rioseco

This blog post will probably offend someone, but that's the risk humor takes.

For some reason the town names along this route remind me of medical terms.

"We recommend a special cream for your SIMANCAS."

"I have a friend who has a bad case of CIGIÑUELA."

"You should try arch supports for your PEÑAFLOR DE HORNIJAS."

"A injury to his PUENTE DUERO ended his football career."

The only option is reconstructive surgery for a TORDEHUMOS."

"If you are offended, why don't you try a dose of CASTROMONTE."

Serously, I did bring one ebook along on this trip, "Unoffendable" by Brant Hanson, and it is one of the few books I've read that could be life-changing.

Now to the topic of today's stage. A fine mist dominated the day, but glorious weather is forecast for the next several days. Our Camino family still consists of four: Juan Carlos, Salvo, and the two of us.

There is no albergue in Medina de Rioseco, so we are in a hotel, Duque de Osuna. They offer special prices to pilgrims, but the actual price might be more than quoted on the phone.
We each had a huge hamburger for dinner. All stores closed on Sundays. The Seville bull fights were on the TV as we ate. It's a custom of this country that seems to me to be incongruent, an odd mix of pageantry and brutality.

Pictures of the day:
Windmills on the low clouds
Pigs trying to stay warm
Sheep in the next town
Bullfighting on TV


  1. Hi!
    There are two albergues in Medina del Rioseco:

    A (22pl, PARR, »Monasterio de Santa Clara«, Ctra.N-
    601 s/n, 983-700-982 or 606-394-207,, K, MW, FR, PA) 7€

    A (50pl, Albergue Turistico »Canal de Castilla«,
    983-701-923 or 983-427-173, Nave Il de la Darsena) info from 2014!!!

    Love your blog!


  2. You may be correct. We were told very emphatically by the hospitaleros in the two previous stops that no albergue was available. The hotel was a nice choice anyway.