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Day 16 – Villalcázar de Sirga to Ledigos
3 years ago

Day 16 – Villalcázar de Sirga to Ledigos

Long-distance walks offer up insightful revelations in the most unsuspecting places. Epiphanies can materialise while climbing over soaring mountains, weaving amongst ancient forests or venturing along wild coastal pathways. Day …
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Day 17 – Ledigos to Bercianos Del Real Camino
3 years ago

Day 17 – Ledigos to Bercianos Del Real Camino

If a hiker tells you that a 790+ km long-distance journey is all killer and no filler, they’re fibbing. It doesn’t matter if you’re following the PCT in the US, …
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Day 18 – Bercianos Del Real Camino to Mansilla de las Mulas
3 years ago

Day 18 – Bercianos Del Real Camino to Mansilla de las Mulas

I’ve always suspected that it’s a basic human impulse to yearn for rewarding new experiences; however, somewhere along the way to adulthood, we refit this instinct to crave comfort, convenience …
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Day 19 – Mansilla De Las Mulas to León
3 years ago

Day 19 – Mansilla De Las Mulas to León

As a result of my feet flittering through the route’s previous major municipalities in Pamplona, Burgos and Logroño, I hadn’t yet absorbed big-city culture on the Camino Francés. After crossing …
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Day 20 – León (Rest Day)
3 years ago

Day 20 – León (Rest Day)

The Camino’s extravagant cities provide captivating experiences for a travel-worn trekker. Just the thought of bubbling festivities, sprawling parklands and ancient architecture can replenish the reserves of even the most …
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Day 21 – León to Villar de Mazarife
3 years ago

Day 21 – León to Villar de Mazarife

If you’ve managed to hike an entire long-distance trail without questioning every decision you’ve ever made, then congratulations to you. Well done. I have much less control of my thoughts …
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Day 22 – Villar de Mazarife to Astorga
3 years ago

Day 22 – Villar de Mazarife to Astorga

Back on Day 13, I marched west from Burgos eager to chew through the Camino’s tediously flat Meseta. Following a week and a half of unrelenting wheat, the trail had …
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Day 23 – Astorga to Foncebadón
3 years ago

Day 23 – Astorga to Foncebadón

Balancing the needs of both your body and mind can be tricky. As a reformed (and relapsed) 9-5 office worker, I know how life in a stale bubble can eat …
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Day 24 – Foncebadón to Ponferrada
3 years ago

Day 24 – Foncebadón to Ponferrada

Shortly before travelling to Spain, I found myself idling along Kitsilano Beach in Vancouver, savouring my final days in Canada. Buried in the sand, I discovered the most perfectly formed …
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Day 25 – Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo
3 years ago

Day 25 – Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo

Maintaining the energy to spread positivity after traipsing a long distance can be challenging. Following a rigorous day, it’s perfectly acceptable to need a few moments to reflect on your …
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