Tagged: pilgrimage

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To the End

DAY 31: July 3rd, 2014. Monte do Gozo – Santiago de Compostela, 5 km José woke me up at 6 AM telling me that our clothes are locked in the laundry, that would only open at...

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Buen Camino

DAY 29, July 1st, 2014. Palas de Rei– Arzúa, 28.8 km It was time to go back to walking, and especially to say goodbye to Houliane. “I will become the best doctor”, she told...

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Turigrinos

DAY 27, June 29th, 2014. Triacastela – Portomarín, 40.9 km Today we are doubling the distance: we are going to pass through Sarria (which is where we actually wanted to arrive yesterday) and end...

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Why the easy way?

DAY 25: June 27th, 2014. Villafranca del Bierzo – O Cebreiro, 28.4 km Today was the day everybody talked about, the toughest of the whole Camino: the hike to O Cebreiro. We are walking...

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La Cruz de Hierro

DAY 22: June 24th, 2014. Astorga – Foncebadón, 25.9 km Today was a perfect day. Today was walking painless, it was walking lonely and smiling under the rain. It was the smell of the...

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A shell on my back

I started the journey alone. It was my first solo backpacking trip, and even if hundreds of pilgrims have been following the yellow arrow and walking the Camino every day for centuries, it was...

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The House of Gods

DAY 21: June 23rd, 2016. Villavante – Astorga, 22 km We stopped for breakfast in Hospital de Órbigo, a lovely town that I had already had the chance to visit earlier this year with...

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The breaking point

DAY 8: June 10th, 2014. Logroño – Nájera, 31 km I struggled the first couple of kilometers; after that, I warmed up and walked with no problem whatsoever. It was a lonely walk, except...

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Ferias

DAY 3: June 5th, 2014. Pamplona – Puente la Reina, 24 km We woke up with a mix of Italian and French opera playing. Folding the sleeping bag, applying Vaseline and plasters to my...