I still find it hard to believe that I will be returning to Spain for the 5th time next year. I keep getting asked that there must be other things I could do or places I could visit, but as long as I enjoy walking, I’ll keep making plans to return. I love the Spanish people, the culture, their way of life and also meeting people from different corners of the world. I hope to start in Belorado in the first week of May. From there, I will walk from 11 days. I would hope to reach Ponferrada within that time. I then hope to catch a bus to Santiago de Compostela, stay a night and fly home to Dublin. It all looks well and good on paper, you know?, but I have found Astorga to Ponferrada to be the most challenging section. I picked up some bad blisters there in 2012. However, I think I stand to gain from walking the full Camino before.
I don’t have flights booked as of yet but hope to do so over the Christmas period. I have kept in touch with my friend Garry in Santiago (check out his site www.spanishadventures.com) and I may meet him and his family, provided he is not walking with a group. I won’t blog during this Camino but I will continue to post pictures to my instagram and facebook accounts while I am there.
And just to finish off this post, why not “like” my facebook page here?
Ahhh – you are going back 🙂 Good luck with the blisters… regular stops and lots of feet rubs, right? And dry socks and Vaseline!
We are now contemplating whether to do the Seville to Santiago one of these days. Ever since returning, we keep dreaming about the Camino!!
Sorry for the late reply 🙂 Oh I am well and truly addicted. I began planning my return on my flight home 🙂
The via de la plata from seville is a special less travelled route. One day I hope to walk on it.