Tag archive for Albergues

Tres Amigos

The fifth day ended and I was devouring ice cream in front of the albergue.  I heard a man loudly talking on his cell phone. He said, “I have three bunks reserved.  Two on the bottom and one on the top,  I will take the…

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Viral Happiness

While taking  A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago, I saw random acts of kindness each day.  At an Albergue in Granon, I was sitting at a table memorized by an elderly volunteer that was playing a card game with a seven year old…

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Inevitable Winds

While taking  A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago, lessons were tucked into each corner and every day. One of my favorites was learning to accept things as they are instead of wasting time trying to control things that are not controllable. This happens…

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Stuff

While taking A Million Steps on the Camino de Santiago, all of my stuff fit nicely in a Deuter 50 liter backpack. The minimalist items included three pairs of socks, three pairs of undies, two pair of hiking shorts (one with detachable leggings), a windbreaker,…

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Open Up!

One of the many great things about the Camino de Santiago is meeting strangers from every corner of the globe.  They come in all shapes, sizes, ages, and colors.  Each person has their own emotional backpack and unique outlook on the world.  Their previous experience…

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The First Chapter

At the Madrid Airport, I noticed just one other person with a backpack.  On the Pamplona train, there were two.  The entire bus to Roncesvalles was full of future El Camino de Santiago pilgrims.  After 30 hours of travel from Boise, Idaho, I was finally…

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A Great Sense of Accomplishment: Conradum Koontz

I woke up early and full of energy. I left Albergue Edreira in the dark with lots of rain. The rain drizzled or poured throughout the day. While factually soaked, it was the farthest thing from my mind. I would have been oblivious to a…

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I truly feel like I’ve won the lottery

Woke up in my one star hotel and took a nice warm shower. Filled the tub with hot water and soaked my feet while eating some bread, banana, and apple. I walked without effort in a relaxed manner for the entire day. If you are…

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42.3 miles left

Here is a day in the life of a Peregrino. I usually wake up around 5:30-6:30 in a room full of people that snore. With so much participation, there is actually a harmony. Ear plugs treat me well during the sleeping hours. I am lucky….

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There is never a sense of loneliness

Had a big dinner with Alberto (Spain), Zenira (Brazil), Lou (Vermont), Courtney (Australia), Melinda/Annette (South Africa), and Mikkel (Denmark). There is a tremendous sense of community throughout the Camino. Everyone is always welcome at any table. Each person has some form of nagging pain, yet…

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