Travel in Spain

El Camino de Santiago and the 10 worst mistakes

June 12, 2018

The 10 worst mistakes I made walking El Camino de Santiago in Spain 1. First mistake walking for 6 days instead of longer because ‘after 10 days everything is easy’ . So the long term, long distance Pilgrims say . Then again, they are the ones still alive at the end to tell the tale. […]

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El Camino onward # 6

June 10, 2018

…I see some graffiti sprayed on a wall in Spanish. I can translate everything but the last word. I ask a party of Spaniards and they translate for me. Marina’s husband says it’s long she says it’s wide . Life is short but wide Or Life is short but long There is truth in both, […]

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El Camino begins #1

June 7, 2018

Finally I arrive in Sarria. It was the day before I was to begin my 120 kilometre walk to Santiago de Compostela, on El Camino de Santiago, on my own, although not alone.  What will the next day bring ? I opened up a booklet I had brought with me containing reflections and prayers and […]

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Journey through Spain#5

Sleep in?? I was dreaming . At 8 am the cathedral bells were deafening , there was no hiding from this religious festival. The ‘Festividad del Corpus Christie.’  After it finished I visited the Cathedral just in time to see the float of San Francisco being moved back into place. At first all I could […]

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Journey through Spain #3

June 4, 2018

 My school day at CLIC was over by 1 pm, and it was home for lunch and a siesta. With my 11am beginning, followed by a half hour coffee break, this was language learning at a relaxed pace. I said, ‘adios’ ( goodbye ) to my teacher, and my ‘senior’, mostly retired classmates, and walked […]

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