Once upon a time, a long time and many stretches of road ago, two pilgrims met in the parish hostel Grañón one New Years Eve. Daniel was his name and he came from Gaul and she, Fina, from the Southeastern of Spain. No human being can explain yet why those two people landed there, when neither of them had intended to eat the traditional New Years grapes in this magical place. Some might say it was fate.

Daniel was entranced by the beautiful snowy landscapes he found that Christmas while walking . Fina , a little adrift, came to celebrate the New Year with other volunteers "hospitaleros" and to enjoy that special peace that Grañón offers. «Talk to your onion (mind) so it won't make you cry», he told her, and grateful for this occurrence she returned him a smile. They continued together helping prepare dinner in the hostel, sharing the task and turning every bite they created into a delicious moment for sharing a bit of life, friendship and love…

Touched by the magic of Grañón , they left the place together, happy for having met and glad to share a common dream and a great faith in what their heart told them. Their lives could not continue as before and soon after they made the decision to fulfill a dream; to host pilgrims in their home.

They returned to the way, but this time to a new way; a way of hospitality, peace, brotherhood, delivery to others… and just like that magical night they shared a table, so they are still today sharing their lives, their friendship and love with the pilgrims on the Camino.

They came to Galicia in search of a dream and as if it was fate, it was the house who found them. After much soul searching, they bought it and worked for the next year to make it into an ideal reprieve for the pilgrim.

There were many volunteers who helped them in all aspects. And especially for Daniel and Fina the restoration was also a time of discovery as they got to know the agriculture and livelihoods in these magical lands.

This old stone house, located right along the pilgrims´ path five hundred meters after Ferreiros, had so many stories to tell that could not be appreciated any other way than to listen to and make sense of its spirit; it has always welcomed people through time and it would now do so again.

They called it The Cansera and…

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