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DAY 37: Where the Sun Meets the Sky

I felt a twinge of uncertainty overtake me as we set out on the path in the early morning, the fog dancing through the trees like a siren, waiting to draw us into its murky grasp. The cool mist had always had a calming effect on our fast paced morningRead More

DAY 36: Walking on Eggshells

The colossal gong of the monastery of Sobrado dos Monxes began to toll as we turned the corner and left the city behind. I could see the magnificent bell tower in the back of my mind, ringing hourly just above the left wing of the church that I had exploredRead More

I Time Traveled Through London For My Birthday

Stop. It is vital that you read this. Wherever you are right now, whatever the hour. My name is Réka Kaponay. I am a traveler. A world traveler. Over the course of my four and half years of globetrotting, many of my dreams have come true. I’ve ridden horses throughRead More

DAY 35: Storm and Sanctuary

My torch lit up the dark world around me, the distant, milky silhouettes of our fellow pilgrims starting out on the day’s path, coming to life in sharp outlines. The warm lights of the Albergue lit up the inky horizon in starry bursts of comfort and the sounds of everyoneRead More

DAY 34: A Walk Down Memory Lane

“I started out in Melbourne as a manager at Footlocker…”  Dad began. I settle in eagerly to the walking rhythm of the Camino de Santiago del Norte, my feet pounding on the tar road in a tempo that has become second nature in these last 34 days. With the openRead More

DAY 33: The Last Blacksmith

A charcoal grey puffball of a cat glared at me diabolically from behind the enclosure of a window. His eyes bore into my shadow and gleamed devilishly as if he had just told us his nefarious plan to take over the world. The flash of my phone camera surprised theRead More

DAY 32: The Enchanted Forest

The chilling dawn fog swept through the tent as I unzipped the door. The brittle wind invaded our little sanctuary, sweeping any warmth we’d had previously, away in one fell blow and stinging my skin in the process. It. Was. Freezing. I hurriedly ran inside the warm sanctuary of theRead More

DAY 31: So Close, Yet So Far…

It was still dark when the four of us stepped out of the Albergue. The moon was still visible when I looked to the right, a fading silhouette against the grey sky. Passing through the silent streets of Lourenza; the colossal medieval styled church looming on our left, I beganRead More

DAY 30: Mirma and the Cathedrals of the Sea

The scarlet red weals on my brother’s feet that had manifested overnight from the ice bath his feet had taken, made our course of action clear enough. There was no way we would be able to continue on today, tackling a whole 30 kilometres (18 Miles). Our Camino de SantiagoRead More