Camino de Santiago: Días 14 & 15

FourteenTrajectory: Boadillas del Camino to Carrión de los Condes Distance: 15 miles, or 24 kilometers Beauty Rating: 4/10 The first three miles, from Boadillas to Frómista, were quite pleasant. It was brisk but sunny, and the walk was on a flat path alongside a canal that caught the rising sun in its ripples. I got... Continue Reading →

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Camino de Santiago: Día 9

Trajectory: Nájera to Grañón Distance: 18 miles, or 28.8 kilometers Notebooks Burned: One Awkward Moments Lived: Infinite Normal StuffThe stage from Nájera to Grañón was easy and pleasant, with sun’s out, guns out weather. I ended up walking the second half with a guy from Spain who had done the Camino a couple of times... Continue Reading →

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Camino de Santiago: Día 13

Crucial InformationTrajectory: Hontanas to Boadillos del Camino Distance: 16.7 miles, or 26ish kilometers. This might be wrong; it might have been 17.6. I don't know. An amount was walked. Morning Stroll A cloudy morning stroll from Hontanas to Castrojeriz was soundtracked with a Happy Folk Spotify playlist and characterized yet again by a startling lack... Continue Reading →

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Camino de Santiago: Día 12

Trajectory: Burgos to Hontanas Distance: 19.7 miles or 31.5 kilometers People Seen: Zero The MesetaThe next few stages of the walk are on the Meseta, which is wide open farm lands with blades of grass in shockingly symmetrical striations and rocks that again look like moonscapes. In the guidebook I'm following, each stage has a... Continue Reading →

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Camino de Santiago: Día 10

Detalles del Día Trajectory: Grañón to Villafranca Distance: 16 miles, or 25.6 kilometers Climate: All of them Rainbows: Free with purchase (1 per walker) Note: These posts are all out of order due to the fact that WiFi only exists in weird places during this stretch of the Camino. I'm currently sitting on a bench... Continue Reading →

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Camino de Santiago: Día 11

But...9 and 10?How can we proceed with life sans knowing what happened on the 9th and 10th days of my trek? Tragique! Indeed, there are pitfalls of walking and writing! A daily post is easy when one is going 13 to 15 miles. But I've started to walk a bit more each day, partly because... Continue Reading →

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Camino de Santiago: Días 6, 7, y 8!

Mierda, Tengo Flojera!Isn’t hiking exhausting? Even when you have the grand epiphany that it’s actually just walking, which anyone with two functioning legs and some time on their hands can do, it makes one fatigued. Additionally, it makes one want to privilege consumption of food and sugary drinks over everything. Especially writing. Reading is a... Continue Reading →

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Camino de Santiago: Días 4 & 5

Crucial InfoTrajectory: Pamplona à Puente la Reina followed by Puente la Reina à Estella Distance: 45 kilometers, or about 28 miles, over the course of two days Weather: Fan-fucking-tactic. Mid 40s, sunny, blue sky/puffy cloud situation. Pounds of Gear Sent Home: 3.3 Ounces of Gear Abandoned: 8 (book) Café con Leche: Impossibly cheap Pilgriming Around... Continue Reading →

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Camino de Santiago: Día 3

Los DetallesTrajectory: Zubiri -------> Pamplona Distance: 13-ish miles a.k.a. 20.9 kilometers Cost of a Glass of Rioja: 1.80€ Gear Abandoned:Don Quixote de La Mancha The Day In Brief A snowy but warming morning led into a sunny afternoon. I started late, half because I was waiting to see if the snow slowed down and half... Continue Reading →

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