Category Archives: Camino (Spain)

Camino in the Netherlands …

Today I met up with my Camino friend Mariena in her homeland! It was wonderful! It turned out that my air b’n’b wasn’t that far from where she lives (at least on the right side of Amsterdam) and she picked … Continue reading

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Facts and Figures – some number crunching

I just did a tally Since I left home in Finland on Sunday 9th October I’ve walked 1086km (more or less!) Officially the Camino Francés is 799 km and Santiago to Muxia (via Finisterre) 120km … but I’ve done about … Continue reading

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Museum of ContemporaryArt (Santiago)

And then for something different, I’d heard about this museum and its exhibition but nonetheless I stumbled upon it by chance. The layout inside is a bit bizarre but the exhibition I saw was both stunning and thought provoking. The … Continue reading

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A different view of the city

I feel I returned to Santiago de Compostela as a visitor or tourist rather than a pilgrim. I entered the city from the bus station following a couple of locals to a park and from there weaved my way to … Continue reading

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And the return journey starts

This morning I’m on the early morning bus from Muxia to Santiago … first time I’ve gone anywhere other than on foot since I arrived in St Jean Pied de Port on 10th September … it’s going to feel strange … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Way: in what ways are you anxious about returning home?

This is another good question to have wrestled with, I think. I’m not particularly anxious about returning home but I am aware there will be challenges. Reverse culture shock is hard, often trickier to navigate than the initial bout of … Continue reading

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Ultreia … and a mini Camino in and around Muxia

What do you do when you’ve run out of road and there are no more arrows to follow? There are many options, I suppose, but the choice I made was to make a mini pilgrimage of my own. I walked … Continue reading

Posted in Camino (Spain), Camino Finisterre, Galacia