Camino de Santiago: Día 27 (a.k.a The Last Day)

Details of the DayTrajectory: Pedrouzo à Santiago de Compostela Distance: 11.8 miles, or 18.8kilometers Camino: Completed Compostela: Begrudgingly Obtained The Final MorningDue to a freezing night in a giant, basically empty hostel, everyone struggled to get out of bed in the morning. Most albergues have a mandatory departure time of 8 am, which was probably... Continue Reading →

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Camino de Santiago: Día 26

Basic InfoTrajectory: Melide à Pedrouzo Distance: 21 miles, or 33.5 kilometers Bubonic Plague: Yes, I have it Dampness and GrossnessToday was the last full day, and I have two words for it: Wet and Itchy. My two new traveling companions and I made a tacit agreement to finish the walk together, and set out for... Continue Reading →

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Camino de Santiago: Día 25

Crucial StuffTrajectory: Gonzar à Melide Distance: 19.8 miles, and 31.7 kilometers Diarrheas: 0 Blood Blisters: 2 Curious Insect Bites: 15 Sunrise over Gonzar A Delightfully Stereotypical Day I left the albergue with a French Canadian guy I'd met the night before, and we started walking together. At first, I was hesitant to walk with someone.... Continue Reading →

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Camino de Santiago: Día 24

Detalles BrevesTrajectory: Sarria à Gonzar Distance: 18.7 miles, or 29.9 kilometers Detalles Más DetalladosThough we both stayed in Sarria, the guy I'd been hiking with and I opted for different lodgings, so spent the night in the municipal albergue of Sarria completely alone. I used the solitude to take full advantage of the empty bathroom,... Continue Reading →

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Camino de Santiago: Días 20-23

Note: The WiFi in the last few albergues has been contingent upon possession of a Spanish cell phone number, which I do not have. Hence, I have not had WiFi in forever. Hence squared, this all happened days ago. Also, shit has been happening, etcetera. But here we are now! The Anti-Productivity Walk/Write/Chat CorrolaryFour days... Continue Reading →

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Camino de Santiago: Días 18 & 19

Details of Day 18Trajectory: Hospital de Órbigo à Santa Catalina Distance: 16 miles, or 25.6 kilometers The first 11 miles of the day, from Hospital de Órbigo to Astorga, were finally off the highway! I entered into farmlands, and started to ascend for the first time in forever. Men Are Bad All Over I walked... Continue Reading →

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Camino de Santiago: Día 17

Today's DeetsTrajectory: León à Hospital de Órbigo Distance: 22 miles, or 35.2 kilometers Miles Parallel to or on Roads: All Effect on Morale: None A Day of Sun and SmilesMaybe it was having a hostel to myself last night, maybe it was the zero in León, but today's 22 miles of road and road path... Continue Reading →

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Camino de Santiago: Día 16

Detalles CrucialesTrajectory: Sahagún à León Distance Walked: 0 miles Time and Money Spent in and on Train: 43 minutes and €5.45 Distance of Path-Parallel-to-Highway Walking Saved: 55 kilometers, or 34.3 miles Silver Blazing in SpainThe Camino from Burgos to León, with small exceptions, is, in my opinion, bad. When I got to Sahagún, after a... Continue Reading →

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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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