Day 22- Arrival in Santiago de Compostela- The cathedral is covered in scaffolding

Arriving Santiago in Santiago de Compostela was an anti-climax.  All the pilgrims crowded into the pilgrim office to get their certificate of completion. I paid 3 euros to get some diploma looking thing written in Latin with my name on it that I have probably lost by now.  We settled into a hostel that was… Read More Day 22- Arrival in Santiago de Compostela- The cathedral is covered in scaffolding

Day 18 – The Rollercoaster and the Hamster wheel- Somewhere- Sarria T-minus 100 km to Santiago de Compostela

“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was… Read More Day 18 – The Rollercoaster and the Hamster wheel- Somewhere- Sarria T-minus 100 km to Santiago de Compostela

Camino Day 16 -“You look dumb when you’re trying to sound out the words.” Somewhere in the Northwest of Spain

The first part of the walk today was in darkness. We walked down the winding roads in the remote mountains, I craned my neck to look up at clusters of stars contrasted with the sky like blotches of paint on a canvas.  The outline of the Milky Way Galaxy was faintly visible.  Nicole led with her flashlight.   There was… Read More Camino Day 16 -“You look dumb when you’re trying to sound out the words.” Somewhere in the Northwest of Spain