Caminho Portuguese central

November - December 2018
November - December 2018
  • Day10

    Santiago de Compostela

    December 7, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Day 10 on the Camino:

    Today we left the hostel at 6 am to avoid crowded hostels once we get to Santiago. It was also very convenient because we were only walking alongside highways and streets and it was better not to see all of it. 25.5 km of walking today. It wasn’t a beautiful part of the Camino but the feeling of arriving at the cathedral was incredible! We went to get our pilgrims certificates right away and then I found a hostel in the middle of the city, right next to a park from which i have a beautiful view of the cathedral.Read more

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  • Day9

    Pontecesures

    December 6, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Day 9 on the Camino

    After a restless night I got up to walk 25.5 km. The weather was beautiful and the Camino as well. We stoped a couple of times to get something to eat and drink and to sit down for a while. I was pretty exhausted from walking today. My feet feel better which is amazing, but of course you can feel it in the bones.
    I can’t believe how close I am to Santiago now! And I’m sad and relieved at the same time to get there tomorrow.
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  • Day8

    Portela

    December 5, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Day 8 on the Camino:

    Today has been a good day. I walked 24 km and even stoped for food today :) my blisters aren’t hurting as bad but my Achilles is hurting... but no pain no gain right?!
    We’ll try to be in Santiago in 2 days- I’m positive we’ll make it, though it’s gonna be a challenge to walk almost 30km. Today I’ll rest so I’ll be good for tomorrow.
    Because I did catch a cold two days ago I can use all the rest I can get .
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  • Day7

    Arcade

    December 4, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Day 7 on the Camino:

    After the worst day of walking- the best day followed! Today’s 24.5 km were some of the most beautiful I have walked. It was by far the best day on the Camino so far.

  • Day6

    O Porriño

    December 3, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Day 6 on the Camino:

    Today we crossed into Spain:) we walked for 20 km and it was the worst day for a pilgrimage because it was raining really hard- so hard in fact that I had to change my clothes half way and all my stuff was soaking wet... at Home that doesn’t seem like the end of the world- for a pilgrim however it is one of the worst experiences. That brings me to pilgrimage itself: when you walk everydayproblems seem irrelevant, and it’s the fundamental things that matter (it’s the weather, it’s your very own body).
    So we ended up taking a bus from Tui all the way to o porriño because we were tired, soaked and didn’t wanna ruin our legs by walking on the asphalt of the streets.
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  • Day5

    Rubiães

    December 2, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    Day 5 on the Camino:

    Today was a foggy and rainy day. I had to hike uphill for 18.5 km. The woods looked mysteriously beautiful but the paths were slippery and muddy, some where even entirely flooded and where there was a path was now a river. My shoes were completely covered on mud after I took a step on a muddy piece of sand that wasn’t holding my weight.
    I loved hiking uphill! But once I stoped my feet hurt again. So I waited for Augusto in the albergue and rubiães is our home for tonight.
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  • Day4

    Ponte de Lima

    December 1, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Day 4 on the Camino

    Today was an easy day we walked 19 km to Ponte de Lima . I was raining shortly and we always had the beautiful sight of the mountains. Ponte de Lima Isa really beautiful city (the first city in Portugal!) when we entered the town there was a little market and they even had Churros ! I only ever had those from Mexico and never in Europe.
    My feet still hurt but I haven’t cried today so I count that as a success :)
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  • Day3

    Casa de Fernanda

    November 30, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Day 3 on the Camino:
    The Brazilian- French guy Augusto and I kept waking together. In the morning we went to the doctor to have our legs checked but it was very crowded, so we went to a pharmacy to buy Voltaren tape which worked miracles! When we started walking it was very foggy but it cleared up throughout the day. Our walk to casa de fernanda was a 23.5 km hike through the mountains and it was beautiful! We did stop again to go to a doctor later on and he prescribed me some cream and strong anti inflammatory pills ( hopefully those will do the trick). Walking did feel a lot better today but my legs still hurt. The albergue casa de Fernanda is beautiful- there’s plenty of veggies in the garden and lots of different animals. Don’t even get me started on the food! It was so good and senhora fernanda cooked all vegan for me :)
    After dinner I couldn’t even walk back to bed because my feet were hurting so unbelievably bad! I don’t even know if I’ll be able to sleep tonight...
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  • Day2

    Barcelos

    November 29, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    Day 2 on the Caminho:
    The smell of eucalyptus trees and the sight of orange trees were leading the way today . Today I was walking with the French- Brazilian guy and we took it slow, because both our legs were hurting. Also it was raining all day and I was wet to the bones. I can’t even start to express the joy I felt when coming to the albergue! It’s also the first day i feel hungry so I made myself some pasta. Hopefully I’ll be recovered enough to be good for tomorrow- walking today hurt a lot.Read more

  • Day1

    São pedro de rates

    November 28, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌬 15 °C

    Day 2 são Pedro de rates

    After hiking for 34 km / 21mi I finally made it to rates where I’ll spend the night. On my way here I started walking through the city and industrial area of Porto for about 16 km/ 10 mi and I got tired of the streets pretty soon. Also my legs started hurting and I got real bad blisters on my feet, but I kept pushing. The landscape got more beautiful the more I walked and when I was only 3km / 1.5 mi away from my destination my body gave in and I couldn’t take another step- so I had to take a taxi to the albergue. I was still proud of myself for making it this far on my first day.
    In the albergue I was with 3 other Germans and the Brazilian- French guy I met back in Porto. We all spend a good time together and I’m now resting to walk to barcelos tomorrow.
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