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Lovely Rita

Walking the Camino de Santiago and writing A Million Steps has forever changed my life. Physically being in Spain provided the opportunity for people to enter and exit my life on a daily basis. The book has created another path that attracts people to intersect…

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Bringing People Together

The Camino de Santiago brings many people together for many different reasons. As a result of the walk, I no longer bat an eye at the serendipitous events that seem to happen on a regular basis. Instead, I focus my time and energy on putting…

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Coming Home

It is hard to describe the sensation of being home after such an incredible experience in Spain. My new comfort zone had become the Camino de Santiago and Boise was now the area outside of my boundaries. After one night in my memory foam mattress,…

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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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Top of the World!!

Had a nice dinner with a nineteen year old young man from Denmark named Mikkel. He quit his job helping handicapped children because they would only allow four weeks of vacation. He requires seven weeks for his Camino. Prior to my experience, I would have…

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I hope there is no video

During yesterday’s marathon, friends and family of the runners were in small groups to cheer on their loved ones. With some gratuitous solicitation, I extracted a few claps for myself. Breakfast at the Spa Hotel was divine. I ate tomatoes, cheese, eggs, toast, pan dolce,…

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The “Saint of Butt Wipe”

On the 22nd, I woke up in Villamayor at a great Albergue. It was connected to a four star hotel and we had access to the facilities. Around 6:00 AM, several women tentatively approached me for a favor. The ladies room was without paper and…

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