Category: Camino de Santiago

  • The Fourth Camino: Part 10

    It’s been a minute since I’ve written here. Ben and I had an incredible trip to Iceland last week so I’ve been slowly coming out of vacation mode. But after starting this blogging project more than three months ago now (!!), it’s time to get us to the end. And so…here’s the fourth-to-last Camino day. […]

  • The Fourth Camino: Part 9

    Hello! For those just joining, here is part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6, and part 7, and part 8! I want to start this post with a note about burnout. We’ve all been posting and talking about it recently, especially at this incredibly confusing and exhausting phase of the pandemic. I’ve been finding that I’ve been living […]

  • Answering a Few Camino FAQs

    Last week, I posted a question on Facebook and Instagram for a new writing project. Outside of these weekly blog posts, I’m outlining a book that attempts to pull off two things: tell the story of my 2017 Camino and directly address the reader as if they are on the verge of their own hike—even […]

  • The Fourth Camino: Part 8

    Hello! For those just joining, here is part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6, and part 7! After the experience with the erupting shower, the desire for normalcy overwhelmed me. You should expect challenges on these hikes, but there was something glaringly different about this one. I knew the pandemic would make this harder and I […]

  • The Fourth Camino: Part 7

    Hello! For those just joining, here is part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6! Let’s take a moment to talk about plan A. I’ve always had an inexplicable attachment to the small village of O Cebreiro. It sits on the edge of a mountain just after you cross into the province of Galicia–a staggeringly […]

  • The Fourth Camino: Part 6

    Hello! For those just joining, here is part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5! Before you leave for the Camino, it’s easy to daydream about what a typical morning might look like. Maybe you open your eyes to the first signs of sunlight, breathing in the smell of woodsmoke from the […]

  • The Fourth Camino: Part 5

    Check out parts one, two, three, and four! I barely slept that night. The snores, the creaking metal beds, and my aching knees kept me awake staring at the bedsprings of the bunk above me for hours. I’m no stranger to insomnia, and I’ve gotten pretty good at dealing with it, even on a hike. […]

  • The Fourth Camino: Part 4

    If you’re just joining us, here is part 1, part 2, and part 3. “What is it about Camino people and motivational phrases?” Ben asked about a month before our trip. Camino people–myself included–love a good lofty expression. Everyone walks their own Camino. The Camino begins when you reach Santiago. The Camino provides. There is […]

  • The Fourth Camino: Part 3

    You can find part one here and part two here! The grip of the old world finally loosened when we woke up the next morning. We were in Spain. No more airplanes, check-in booths, train tickets. The spell of a difficult transition was broken. Our original plan had us getting up at 6 am and […]

  • The Fourth Camino: Part 2

    You can find part 1 here!:) We woke the next morning at 7 am, just three hours after getting home. I’m not supposed to be here, I thought as I winced against the NYC sun. We hadn’t even closed the shades. My hiking pants were draped across my laundry bin. Should I just put them […]

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