Tag archive for Camino de Santiago

Woyaya

I created a book about my experience on the Camino de Santiago and shared it with the universe. My intent in writing the story was to allow the readers to feel like they were in my shoes, head, and heart for the entire 500 mile…

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The Beauty of Travel

Here is a short excerpt about time from A Million Steps: “Later, I passed a sign pointing east with the word Santiago and 518 KM. This meant that in nine days of walking I had already covered about one-third of the Camino. It was a…

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City Light

Here is a short excerpt about meals from A Million Steps: “I was beginning to understand more about meals on the Camino. Breakfast (desayuno) typically consisted of slices of a crusty white bread with butter and jam. The deluxe version was to have the bread run…

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Mom Time

On the Camino de Santiago, I met Harold from Houston and Debra from San Francisco. This friendly father and daughter combination expressed their gratitude to be spending the day on the walk. They reeked of contentment. Deep lines creased Harold’s forehead. I finally mustered the…

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Spinning Ball of Water

Most people are afraid to take 30-45 days out of their lives to make room for an adventure like walking the Camino de Santiago.  We all share a lack of humility when it comes to our own importance.  In our minds, we are all the…

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The Slow Flow

Synchronicity was a fact of life during both of my walks along the Camino de Santiago. Websters defines the word as:   the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.  The Camino seemed to be one of those places…

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Fall Apart Naturally

One of my favorite gifts from the Camino de Santiago was to reconnect with mother earth.  Most of the walking time was spent between the villages and cities which are separated by three to five mile patches of pure nature.  Griffon vultures and storks flew…

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Good Juju

Kindness for the sole sake of kindness was a common trait shared by pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago.  Strangers go out of their way to make the lives of others better and expect nothing in return.  One day, I was writing in my journal…

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No Conditions

One of the many great things about walking the Camino de Santiago was being in the presence of people from all walks of life who came to Spain from every corner of the world.  It seemed to me that the Camino was an equalizer of…

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Why Wait?

When taking the first of A Million Steps on the Camino, arrival in Santiago does not even cross the mind.  Without notice, two or three weeks pass and half a million steps are history.  A child rarely contemplates mortality for the same reason.  The days…

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