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Up Up and aWAY

Sunday, 14 Jun 2009 | Views [331] | Comments [2]

This morning leaving the hotel, I ran into another American that I had met yesterday. I was about to suggest walking together but then I remembered my decision. When I woke up this morn, I decided to do today's 15km on my own, giving me time to think, ... Read more >


Saturday, 13 Jun 2009 | Views [326] | Comments [1]

I knew footwear was key in making the camino a pleasant walk. My first hours on the way I was paying close attention to shoes. It seemed like everyone was wearing sturdy serious hiking boots and very few of us were wearing sneakers. Hmm, I started to ... Read more >

the Way to Melide

Saturday, 13 Jun 2009 | Views [366] | Comments [1]

Another day of beautiful countryside after the fog lifted, that is. Having gone to bed at 9pm, I was up way before the rooster. I kid you not.. It was right outside my bedroom window. I was already up and dressed when he started cockle-doodle -doing.... Read more >

Portomarin - Eixere

Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | Views [394] | Comments [2]

Day 2 at 10:00 I was still sitting in my hotel room thinking 'mucho gracias' to the lifesaver who left the wifi open with no password necessary. I had to walk “just” 17km today to reach Eixere. Garry (the guy who organized my hotels/stops) mentioned ... Read more >


Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | Views [323] | Comments [1]

I asked the very helpful and friendly woman at the Eixere to call me a taxi so I could go to the next town to buy a camera. Highly doubtful that I will pass this way again, I needed to snap pics this time and I needed a working camera to do so. The ... Read more >

Gallery: Sarria-Portomarin

Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | Photo Gallery

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An Outward Bound Pilgrimage

Friday, 12 Jun 2009 | Views [332] | Comments [2]

Today (11 June 09)was my first day of walking and fortunately, the sun was out and the sky was blue.  I started in Sarria. Twenty three kilometers later, I was in Portomarin. At first I was kind of nervous about what I was doing and where I was ... Read more >

A Pilgrimage?

Thursday, 11 Jun 2009 | Views [262] | Comments [3]

Por qu é a Pilgrimage ?  Why am I doing the Camino de Santiago? I can't pinpoint just one reason. I can't even remember the first time I heard about it but it was some years ago and has came up again and again over the years either on a website or in ... Read more >


Wednesday, 10 Jun 2009 | Views [258] | Comments [1]

PANIC at check in. I was waiting in line at the Ryanair counter at the MAD airport and all of a sudden there was chaos!  Even if the buzz was in Spanish, it was so easy to understand. It started with a 20 something boy timidly pulling his rollerboard ... Read more >


Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | Views [223] | Comments [1]

With just one afternoon and eve in Madrid, wouldn't it just happen that I didn't feel well—a slight fever and a splitting headache. Not even knowing the symptoms, my first thought was, “oh no, swine flu!” but then I realized I was in the wrong Spanish ... Read more >

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