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Sarria

Sarria

The city that starts the 100 kilometer required to get one’s Compostela in Santiago. I’d been expecting the culture shock, but nothing could have prepared me for this. Unlike St. Jean-Pied-de-Port, where a mixture of dread, anticipation, excitement, and acquaintance...

O Cebreiro

O Cebreiro

Passed into Galicia this morning, on horseback, no less. It’s the last province, the most mystical, and a more temperate climate than the Meseta. The view from O Cebreiro is stunning, the people are much nicer, and the food for amazing. Had a vegetarian dinner...

Burgos, June 9

Burgos, June 9

The city of Burgos is kinda huge, a fact easily realized as you slog along miles and miles of industrial outskirts. Even Pamplona was less aggravating. After crossing about five freeways (with drivers not giving a shit about the posted “Careful, Pilgrims”...

A Town Before Burgos

A Town Before Burgos

No trip update today. I’ll write one once I am in Burgos, which is about 10 miles from here. iOS 11 updated on my cellphone and iPad, which apparently means it’ll suck ARW into the tablet, but be unable to actually display it, leading to me having lost...

Viania

Viania

I left Casa Magica early and tried to get out of town before the rush of caminantes would inevitably come down the line hills behind me. Joined up with Andrea from Sweden again, and spent the way between Villatuerte and the Wine Fountain at the monastery of Irache...

Villatuerte

Villatuerte

The Camino Frances has slowly warmed up to me, and despite my injuries, both the incessant stomach ache and the sprained ankle, I’m enjoying the Way more than not. This morning would have been the last day walking with AK, who is shipping back to France today....