“This guy over there I think he is Arab like you, his name is Ismael” that’s what Linda, one of the very good friends I made told me after dinner in Zubiri, my 3rd night on the Camino.
“Yes, Ismael is an Arabic name!” I said happily, thinking I finally found someone Arabian. Although with my first glance at him I knew he wasn’t Arab, or atleast 100% not Egyptian!
Ismael (On the right)
I went over and started talking to him, he was already in a Continue reading
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The best thing about starting the camino in Saint Jean Pied de Port was seeing how hard it is from Day 1 – well I have been seeing how bad it is before even walking the first day out of SJPP – but even when you smoothly reach SJPP, first day out is not an easy one, some even call it the hardest day of the whole camino! The town itself is on a mountain cliff so taking an afternoon walk through SJPP means you are climbing up and down all the time! But walking west towards Spain meant you are climbing the Pyrenees, and then descending them towards Roncesvalles.
Heading West Towards Spain (Looking Backwards)
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A Painful road completes a beautiful landscape
So I have walked through the paved and the weary roads. Through the flat lands and up through the mountains. Each
road had its beauty in its own way. None was easy, but that didn’t decrease their beauty in anyway.
When I first started walking I thought walking a flat land on the Camino was easier. But I was wrong about that, because with every new stage came the new difficu Continue reading
Pack as light as possible.
Thisis the first piece of advice I got on the Camino de Santiago from a guy I randomly met. It was his second time on the Camino and I met him in the albergue municipal of
Cross with extra stuff hanged on it
Saint Jean Pied de Port. He told me that the heavy backpack seems ok at the beginning and you always think that you are strong enough for it, but after 200 Km or so you will feel the pain; and then you will start throwing away things, but the pain has already bee Continue reading