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Camino de Santiago

Day 11 – Belorado to Agés
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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 finished the walk into Santiago de Compostela. However, by Day …
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Day 16 – Villalcázar de Sirga to Ledigos
2 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
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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