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Camino de Santiago for the senses: What you can smell and taste along The Way

By | June 7th, 2018|Portugal, Spain|

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 [...]

The Camino Diaries – The final steps into Santiago de Compostela

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

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. [...]

The Camino Diaries – Passing Padrón into Rua de Francos

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

13 Practical Tips for Walking the Camino de Santiago

By | July 19th, 2017|Blog, Portugal, Spain|

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 [...]

The Camino Diaries – The Long Slog to Pontevedra

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

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 [...]

The Camino Diaries – Road to Redondela

By | June 23rd, 2017|Blog, Spain|

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 [...]

The Camino Diaries – Crossing the Border

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

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 [...]

The Camino Diaries – The Journey from Porto

By | June 6th, 2017|Blog, Portugal|

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 [...]

A Mother-Daughter Journey: From Santiago de Compostela to Cape Finisterre

By | July 31st, 2018|Spain|

Our walk across the Spanish countryside has long come and gone but as you many of you know, Mom and I walked the Camino Finisterre this year taking in around 89km overland. The Camino Finisterre (Land's End) is arguably the real end to the Camino de Santiago. It was thought that Cape Finisterre and its [...]