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Day 6 – Estella to Los Arcos
3 years ago

Day 6 – Estella to Los Arcos

Many pilgrims begin their Camino in search of enlightenment, and it’s easy to see why—the ancient road to Santiago is entwined with sacred history, celebrated artifacts and uplifting natural beauty. …
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Day 7 – Los Arcos to Logroño
3 years ago

Day 7 – Los Arcos to Logroño

A long-distance adventure requires certain basics to be done right; hikers must be in shape, pack smart, have an itinerary in mind and notify others of your plans, just to name …
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Day 8 – Logroño to Nájera
3 years ago

Day 8 – Logroño to Nájera

The repetitive nature of long-distance hiking can disrupt the mental stability of even the most level-headed trekker – left foot, right foot, left foot, right foot; the routine will question …
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Day 9 – Nájera to Grañón
3 years ago

Day 9 – Nájera to Grañón

Before commencing my Camino, I approached long-distance hiking as a generally isolated exercise. My solo hike along South Australia’s Heysen Trail taught me that uninterrupted periods locked in my own head …
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Day 10 – Grañón to Belorado
3 years ago

Day 10 – Grañón to Belorado

I’d seen more wheat fields in the last week than I had in the previous 30 years of living in and around South Australia’s agricultural hub of the Barossa Valley. …
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Day 11 – Belorado to Agés
3 years ago

Day 11 – Belorado to Agés

While I’d suffered my fair share of bedraggled hiking over the past few years, I’d never begun any day with a pulsating fever and little to no sleep. After a …
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Day 12 – Agès to Burgos
3 years ago

Day 12 – Agès to Burgos

After drinking my bodyweight in electrolytes and overcoming a challenging uphill hike, my body, and, more importantly, my head felt replenished. While a change of perspective was the key contributor …
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Day 13 – Burgos to San Bol
3 years ago

Day 13 – Burgos to San Bol

I’d met some incredible human beings over the first two weeks of the Camino Francés; in particular, our regular walking party. We’d bonded over delicious local delicacies, enlightening multicultural conversations …
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Day 14 – San Bol to Itero de la Vega
3 years ago

Day 14 – San Bol to Itero de la Vega

After two weeks on the Camino de Santiago, I’d witnessed the many and varied facial manifestations from the trail; new faces, familiar faces, cheerful faces, reflective faces, exhausted faces. Over …
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Day 15 – Itero de la Vega to Villalcázar de Sirga
3 years ago

Day 15 – Itero de la Vega to Villalcázar de Sirga

I began my Camino with a secret side-mission: to grasp the Spanish language and become ‘fluent’ by the time I arrived in Santiago. By the end of Day 15, I’d …
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