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The dance of plastic bags started as my fellow travellers starts packing for the day ahead.
Initially you will hear them moving around quietly since 5 in the morning, then when they are up for a few minutes and they get more confident, the Plastic Bag ballet begins.
The hostel accommodates 120 people in bunk beds, and is one of the largest single rooms communal on route. My previous picture of this hostel was after most of the pilgrims had left and the volunteers have cleaned up.
Roncesvallis really isn't much more than a monastery complex and you'll have no problems finding the major sights as you also enjoy the fascinating scenery that surrounds you. Roncesvallis greatest claim to fame is that it is the point of departure of the historic Way of Saint James, the ancient pilgrimage to the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela. Roncesvallis is very small in size but very rewarding in history and culture. It's where, in the 8th century, Basque tribes defeated Charlemagne at the Battle of Roncesvalles. It's where King Sancho VII came out victorious over the Moors in the 13th century Battle of Las Navas de Tolsa.

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  • Copyright: sanita ay (sanita) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 84 W: 0 N: 10] (81)
  • Genre: Plaatsen
  • Medium: Kleur
  • Date Taken: 2008-04-22
  • Categories: Dagelijks leven
  • Belichting: f/2.6, 1/60 Seconden
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  • Fotoversie: Originele versie
  • Date Submitted: 2010-04-10 13:08
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