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Camino Week 5

Day 29 – Ligonde to Arzúa
3 years ago

Day 29 – Ligonde to Arzúa

One age-old proverb, muttered mainly in jest, had followed my conversations throughout the pilgrimage: the Camino provides. It’s certainly not without merit. If you’re hungry, you’ll find food; if it …
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Day 30 – Arzúa to Lavacolla
4 years ago

Day 30 – Arzúa to Lavacolla

Before beginning my pilgrimage, I came across several accounts of ‘Camino magic’. Books, movies, TV series, podcasts and articles all reference this mysterious charm. Every year pilgrims travel from around …
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Day 31 – Lavacolla to Santiago de Compostela
4 years ago

Day 31 – Lavacolla to Santiago de Compostela

After several years of travel, I’d acclimatised to life in flux, regularly contemplating what’s next or deconstructing what has passed. These skills are excellent for making plans and self-reflection, but …
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Day 32 – Santiago de Compostela to Negreira
4 years ago

Day 32 – Santiago de Compostela to Negreira

Just when I thought the Camino was fresh out of challenges, another doozy surfaced on Day 32. But instead of scorching days, gruelling inclines or achy knees, the road’s extension …
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Day 33 – Negreira to Olveiroa
4 years ago

Day 33 – Negreira to Olveiroa

Energy is a curious thing. I had ridden a continuous wave of motivation up until reaching the Camino’s traditional terminus, Santiago de Compostela. However, the road west, deprived of familiar …
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Day 34 – Olveiroa to Finisterre
4 years ago

Day 34 – Olveiroa to Finisterre

The Romans believed that Finisterre (from the Latin Finis Terrae meaning ‘the end of the earth’) was the western terminus of the known world. For millions of pilgrims, this view …
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