I am in the capital city of Portugal when I should have been approaching Salamanca on the Via de la Plata! Well I decided to finish walking the VDLP just short of Merida in Spain (which is a very nice city by the way). The main reason was the complete lack of other people walking.
I would walk alone all day and then more often or not, have an albergue to myself, well a couple of times. I only met a small handful of other pilgrims and overall the VDLP it just didn’t click with me. So I stopped to reconsider my plans.
I took a bus from Merida to Lisbon and have been here nearly a week. I do like this city and the it’s nice being back somewhere with an international buzz. The weather has been fantastic all week and hoping it follows me up to Santiago!
I am taking the train tomorrow to Porto (another fave city of mine) and will start walking north on Tuesday. It should take 10 or 11 days, depending on how lazy I am feeling.