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Day 17 – Ledigos to Bercianos Del Real Camino
2 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
2 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
2 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)
2 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
2 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
2 years ago

Day 22 – Villar de Mazarife to Astorga

What seemed like a lifetime ago back on Day 13, I marched out of Burgos eager to chew through the Camino’s challenging Meseta. After a week and a half of …
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Day 23 – Astorga to Foncebadón
2 years ago

Day 23 – Astorga to Foncebadón

The balance between your body and mind can be a complicated relationship to manage. As a reformed 9-5 office worker, I know how life in a stale bubble can eat …
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Day 24 – Foncebadón to Ponferrada
2 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
2 years ago

Day 25 – Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo

Spreading positivity after traipsing long distances can be challenging. Following a rigorous day of traipsing, it’s perfectly acceptable to need a few moments to reflect on all of your daily …
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Day 26 – Villafranca del Bierzo to O Cebreiro
2 years ago

Day 26 – Villafranca del Bierzo to O Cebreiro

The regions of the Camino Francés are soon well known to pilgrims. Sections include the Pyrenees, Navarre and Rioja to the east, and Castilla y León (containing the Meseta) through …
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