I packed 3 bottles of Amarula cream, two boxes of chocolates and two boxes of Rooibos tea into a bag and at 5.30pm Istvan, from Pension Corazon Puro picked me up from the bus station and took me to his Pension in Viscarette. I met pilgrims there and we shared a commumal meal prepared by Istvan and Barbara. I shared a room with a pilgrim from Canada.
Although my Spanish isn't great, I understood when he told me that the Pension used to be their home but when he lost his job, they moved into a converted apartment with his wife's parents and turned their home into a pension. I first met Jose in May 2011 when walking over the bridge into Zubiri was offered a business card for his new pension. Our groups have stayed there ever since and they have been very good to all of our pilgrims.
(To be continued.)