On every camino, as is in life, we have Angels. These are the people that come into our lives, seemingly quiet, and leave an unforgettable footprint on our lives and especially hearts. On the Camino you will always have a Camino Angel – and most likely several of them. These are the people who cross your path… Continue reading Camino Angels
Today marks the last day of walking this Camino. Yesterday I decided that I have to come back and walk from St Jean to Santiago as soon as I possibly can. I now understand why you have to walk the whole Camino and not just a part of it. It takes about 10… Continue reading Day 13: O Pedrouzo to Santiago
Today was a lazy day spent with new and old friends in Santiago. I had a great night sleep in a comfy bed followed by a wonderful breakfast at the Parador with a great view of the cathedral and the square. The rest of the morning was spent wandering the streets of Santiago’s old town… Continue reading Day 14: A day in Santiago
Today was a wonderful day. I felt as if I floated through the 20 km without much effort. When I woke up this morning I did not want to get up. I was in a comfy bed in a private room with the shades drawn. When my alarm went off at 5:30, I snoozed… Continue reading Day 12: Arzua to O Pedrouzo and a new NYC Camino Friend
The last 3 days have been quite uneventful and I spent most of the each day in solitude. This should have given me the time to contemplate the finer things in life, but all I did on Monday and Tuesday was still deal with the foot pain and the blisters (if you only saw what… Continue reading Day 9 – 11: Ferreiro to Melide to Arzua & the Spanish cuisine.
This morning I decided that if I plan on finishing the Camino with little to no pain, I have to skip over Triascatella, and start the day with Sarria. The initial plan was to take a cab from O’Cebriero to Sarria, spend the night there and start walking in the morning. However, the Camino… Continue reading Day 8: A hop to Sarria and a walk to Ferrerio.
You can’t beat a sunset over beautiful Galician mountains, with a glass of red Bierzo wine, some delicious olives and birds as your orchestra. Today was a wonderful day. I have come to realize that I am not here to suffer, I am here to enjoy the simple pleasures the Camino has to… Continue reading Day 7: Villafranca to O’Cibriero – a 32km day
I am back on the road again. Today’s hike is from Foncebadon where we took a rest day yesterday to Villafranca del Bierzo, a 24km day which shouldn’t be too difficult since its fairly flat with only a couple of moderate climbs, and it should be beautiful as the road takes you through the local… Continue reading Day 6: Ponderrada to Villafranca del Bierzo
After a tough couple of days, my feet were begging for a break, so I decided to be kind to them and take a day off. After getting a cup of coffee in Acebo were I stayed last night, I decided to take a cab to my next destination, Foncebadon, where my new friends… Continue reading Day 5: Rest Day (Acebo to Foncebadon)
Today was a beautiful day and a great way to spend my 30th birthday. Leigh Ann and I left Rabanal del Camino around 9am and it was gorgeous. We went up and down mountains covered with yellow and purple flowers, rolling hills and a gorgeous blue sky. Our first stop was Foncebadon where… Continue reading Day 4: Rabanal to Acebo & Happy Birthday to Me!