This year Mom and I journeyed again to Spain where we walked the Camino from Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre. Also known as Land’s End, Finisterre is rock-bound peninsula on the west coast of Galicia, Spain and in Roman times was believed to be the end of the world. BUT WAIT – that’s not what we’re here for. In [...]
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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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Whether you’re looking for an adventure with friends, a bonding with loved ones, an enlightening experience or simply a challenge, the Camino de Santiago can be one of the most memorable walks of your life. But what is the Camino de Santiago I hear you ask? Also known as The Way of St. James (or [...]
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 [...]
With an extra day in Vigo before Redondela in our hands, my friend Diana who’s also a fellow travel blogger offered to bring us on a spin to the beach. Praia de Nerga was close to Vigo and was a white sanded paradise away from the grey industrial port. The water was crystal clear with [...]
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 [...]
I hugged Mom. We stood outside Santiago de Compostela Cathedral breathing in relief. It had been quite the journey. Over a week previously we had been taking it easy in Portugal, basking in the buzz of Porto, meeting up with friends and barely acknowledging that we had to walk to Santiago. On reflection, we’re not [...]
It’s only in recent years that we’ve been able to enjoy exercise together as mother and daughter. Mom has always been the more active one and when I was younger I preferred to watch Pokémon! These days though we regularly go out walking together and we've even done 200km of the Camino. Never did I [...]