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Week Two – Camino de Santiago

Camino de Santiago

Day 8 – Logroño to Nájera

By  •  9 months ago

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

By  •  9 months ago

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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Camino de Santiago

Day 10 – Grañón to Belorado

By  •  9 months ago

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

By  •  9 months ago

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

By  •  9 months ago

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

By  •  9 months ago

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

By  •  9 months ago

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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