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P.S. There IS life after the Camino!

There actually is “life after the Camino!” It isn’t easy, though, because there are no yellow arrows pointing the way. The Camino is a “no brainer” in that respect. We never had to figure out where we were going; we … Continue reading

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Day 50 (October 29, 2015) – 8.7 km., Villamaior to Santiago de Compostela

On the day of our arrival in Santiago de Compostela, we got a message from Tania that made us laugh. She said waiting for us to reach Santiago was “like waiting for a couple of babies to be born!” We … Continue reading

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Day 49 (October 28, 2015) – 11.4 km., O Pedrouzo to Villamaior

This is another one of those days that can be called a “prelude to tomorrow.” Tomorrow we will walk to Santiago de Compostela. Between here (Villamaior) and Santiago, there is a long slog up to Monte Gozo before coming down … Continue reading

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Day 48 (October 27, 2015) – 22.1 km., Ribadiso to O Pedrouzo

It took just a few words written on one garbage can that started me humming a tune that stayed with me all day: “Imagine there’s no Heaven…” So what was written on the next garbage can? “It’s easy if you … Continue reading

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Day 47 (October 26, 2015) – 10.8 km., Melide to Ribadiso

Oh no! This is a bad time to get writer’s block! It could be our focus is too much on our arrival in Santiago de Compostela in three days instead of experiencing the present moment. The journey to this point … Continue reading

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Day 46 (October 25, 2015) – 15 km., Palas de Rei to Melide

Spain has so many fields of sunflowers, especially in Navarre and Castille y Leon. Tonight in Melide we learned why. Spaniards simply love to eat sunflower seeds. We went into a bar for their “menu del dia.” A group of … Continue reading

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Day 45 (October 24, 2015) – 30.4 km., Mercadoiro to Palas de Rei

We are in Palas de Rei, just 68 km away from Santiago! We didn’t intend to walk this far today, but we made the mistake of not staying in Ventas de Naron and then had no choice but to keep … Continue reading

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Day 44 (October 23, 2015) – 16.8 km., Sarria to Mercadoiro

We expected to see a pilgrim “rush hour” leaving Sarria this morning and were surprised that it was not busy at all. Sarria is just a little further away from Santiago de Compostela than the required 100 km a pilgrim … Continue reading

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Day 43 (October 22, 2015) – 18.7 km., Triacastela to Sarria

This was one of those days when we should have checked our guidebook before leaving our room. It was still dark when we came to the intersection just outside of Triacastela and didn’t know which way to turn. Usually we … Continue reading

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Day 42 (October 21, 2015) – 21.3 km., O’Cebreiro to Triacastela

We could have stayed in the “fairy tale” town of O’Cebreiro and lived like hobbits, but we had kilometers to go before we sleep. So it was toast and cafe con leche at our favourite little funky restaurant in O’Cebreiro … Continue reading

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