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Meet Elizabeth and Tony from Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia.

I met this wonderful couple as I huffed and puffed up the last mountain before Galacia. Elizabeth is a teacher too, but we actually bonded over our dislike of smokers on the Camino. I loved walking with these pilgrims. Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Meet my German Camino family

Somehow I’ve been adopted by them. Two speak no English … but luckily Daniel (left) does … though his comments ‘oh this is a bit boring’ crack me up. We are also joined by a German lady (Kristin) and wondering … Continue reading

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Day 32: Villafranca del Bierzo – La Faba

I wasn’t in the best of moods this morning. For the first time on the Camino I felt far from home, and not everything was right with the world, more specifically I wasn’t doing well. I’d slept really badly … … Continue reading

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Meet Josef from Switzerland

He’s walked here from Lourdes, France. He walked the Camino Francés 16 years ago, and this time took a difference route to León! I met Josef at dinner last night (he was staying elsewhere) and it was he who recommended … Continue reading

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Meet Mayu and Kazumi from Japan

I’m sitting here (freezing!) with these lovely pilgrims from Japan looking at their guidebook in Japanese! The mountain we face (bottom left) looks even more daunting in their book. Mayu travelled to Barcelona to start the Camino after visiting Finland! … Continue reading

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Getting closer …

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