The Camino Diaries – The final steps into Santiago de Compostela

We left our suitcase at the bottom of the stairs, locked the door behind us and braved the drizzle. It was our final day of walking. “Goodbye Rua de Francos” we joyfully cheered, wiping away the morning sleepiness from our eyes. With just 11km to go until we reached our final destination, we were psyched. [...]

By | September 2nd, 2017|Blog, Spain|2 Comments

The Camino Diaries – Passing Padrón into Rua de Francos

Like all mornings on our Camino adventure, we got up early to make the most of the day. But leaving Caldas de Reis was in truth pretty terrifying because not only was it raining but the thunder and lightning were surrounding us. The ground was shaking with every thunderous boom and we had to be [...]

By | August 20th, 2017|Blog, Spain|8 Comments

The Camino Diaries – Onwards to the Hot Springs of Caldas de Reis

With two days to spend in Pontevedra before we bustled to Caldas de Reis, we explored every nook and cranny. Pontevedra has traditionally been a trading city, a Galician port that was the hub of sea-trading activity. It’s lively with so many places to see including the gorgeous Parador Pontevedra; a haven that felt like [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|Blog, Spain|17 Comments

The Camino Diaries – The Long Slog to Pontevedra

After a much-needed siesta and shower in our hostel in Redondela, we managed to drag ourselves to the local supermarket to grab supplies. Our goal was to pre-make our lunches in advance of each walk so that we could snack along the way; something I’d recommend for future travellers! We spent the night in A [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Blog, Spain|13 Comments

The Camino Diaries – Crossing the Border

Cheese drizzled with oregano and olive oil, prawns covered in garlic, the heat of the sun on our skin as the water lapped against the shore. This was the life! With our bags packed, boots on, and Google Maps firmly by our side our goal was to head across the border into Spain but not [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Blog, Portugal|10 Comments