Category Archives: Camino (Spain)

While we wait in line

I saw what follows on Facebook … it’s about leaving this world, and what we do with the time we have. In some ways it echoes what I learnt, felt and experienced on the Camino. I was never the first … Continue reading

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Disoriented …

Finns don’t smile in public or greet one another (at least at this time of year). That was the first observation back home today! The exception are dog owners … they at least acknowledged me, and a few even smiled! … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Camino (Spain), out and about

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

Posted in Camino (Spain), Galacia, santiago

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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