Villafranca Montes de Oca

There are many towns called Villafranca along the Camino Frances as you might imagine. I was able to make the 17km and get here by mid day ahead of the crowds. There has been a race for a bed over the past few days. I am pleased with the comfortable pace I have taken but I have run into a large group of pilgrims that started a day or two ahead of me and are now filling every hotel and albergue. I have tried to make a reservation for tomorrow but all are full in the next 3 towns. My plan is to leave early again and hope to get into the municipal albergue. I choose not to worry about it as to do so would destroy the mood and the spirit of the Camino. 160 miles plus after 10 days of walking. Wifi is sketchy here and I lost the last attempt. Hope you get this


3 thoughts on “Villafranca Montes de Oca

  1. Gordy Schnabel says:

    Papi El Rey – you are amazing. Just caught up on your blog today and your pace makes my feet hurt while I’m sitting here. Your descriptions are enough to make me want to try it but that will have to wait a few years. Drive on and God speed!



  2. Kristen says:

    Never thought about a fight for a room. Now I’m going to be anxiously awaiting tomorrow’s post to make sure you got one. But you’ve got a good attitude & positive vibes from all of us on your side. I know that worst case scenario you’ll befriend the proprietors of the cafe you choose for dinner who will take you in for the night. I know that since I just saw our friends a Machu Picchu when picking up dinner tonight. You won over mama in a millisecond!


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