This morning, sitting outside the room in the albergue and tying my boots next to the rest of my Camino family, the sound of an explosive fart resounded through the hallway! We looked around at each other, laughing because we had all been there at some point in the past three weeks. Sleeping each night … More Albergue life
Over the past week or so, my traveling companions and I have become a happy little family. Our mantra is, “the Camino provides,” and we probably say it to each other about one hundred times every day. Yesterday’s walk was hot and long, and we were all hurting, until we ran into an elderly man … More The Camino provides
[by now it’s day 14… oops] I thought it would be so easy to blog each day, that I would have so much free time and I might even get bored after I reached my hostel. I downloaded five books before I left, and haven’t opened even one! Each day has been so full, with … More Day 5? 6? I don’t even know anymore
I’ve only been walking for two days, but it already feels like I’ve always been here (besides how badly my legs and feet HURT). The night I arrived at St Jean Pied de Port I sat in the park to eat dinner by myself, and in less than 30 minutes was surrounded by a group … More Camino, days 1 & 2
Posting twice in two days feels like it could maybe be a bit excessive, but today was one of those days where there was so much wonder and joy in the mundane that I wanted to try putting that happiness out into the world. I left Vancouver Sunday afternoon, touched down this morning at 10 … More Guys, I’m in PARIS.
Yesterday I was a waste of space, a nervous wreck, a bundle of raw nerves. I had planned on taking a nap in the afternoon, cleaning my room, and maybe grabbing a final glass of kombucha at my favorite tea shop while researching things to do in Vancouver during my overnight stay. Instead, I got … More Camino bound, finally!
In the spirit of being brave, in an attempt to ready myself for a month of solo travel, and because I would do just about anything for a $5 burger, I’m currently sitting down for dinner in a full on restaurant, by myself. Granted, I’m at the bar and not looking lonely at a table, … More Braving loneliness for a burger
I’m really good at making lists. I’m also really good at losing those lists, forgetting to check them, and adding items that are still so far out on my “to do” timeline that there’s no way I can complete them yet, meaning that they just sit there on the list and stress me out further. … More How many times can I use the word “list” in one paragraph?
Two months. Sixty-two days. Only 1,488 hours. Okay, maybe that’s going a bit far with the countdown… but just TWO months from today I’ll wake up and place my feet on the floor of a hostel in St. Jean Pied de Port, France. I’ll lace my hiking boots, pick up my pack, and head out … More Camino countdown begins!
Once I knew I would be walking the Camino, my first course of action (obviously) was to type “Camino de Santiago” into the Google search bar, because I knew less than nothing about what it was I had decided to do. Clicking on the first site I saw, I found the website that has since … More Which Camino?