I bought this rather large map from Gronze.com laying out all the many different trails in Spain. I never realised there were so many different trails. Apparently you can walk from Belgium if you have a few months to spare! But now the only challenge for me is trying to find space on my already crowded wall.
If you have read my previous post, you will know that I am learning Spanish; not just to use it in May, but to have it and improve on it going forward. The evening course I have been going to has been great but that is shortly coming to an end. Ten weeks has flown by and it is up to me now.
So if any of you want to converse via email (in Spanish of course), let me know. Or if you know of anyone who would be willing to do the same, I would appreciate it. Gracias!
Hi! Going back to my post from a fortnight ago, I have been thinking of ways of making my return to spain more memorable and easy to document at the same time. I have listened to friends and have watched other clips online and decided to upload a daily wideo on youtube. The idea is to take vids during the day and edit them at the end of the day, depending on how much wi-fi there is.
If you would like to follow me while I do this, please subscribe to my youtube channel (my youtube channel). Thanks!
So I don’t have very long before I head off to Spain again in May (104 days, but who is counting!) However, I haven’t done any considerable amount of training since May last and have not touched my backpack. So it doesn’t sound ideal. But hey! there is no time like the present, as they say, and have started to plan for May 25th.
Looking back last May, when I reached Sarria in Western Spain, there were a number of things I needed to do to avoid the sores and blisters next time around. These have been put them on the long finger and if I keep things the way they are now, I can’t see myself finishing the first day, never mind the last day.
I also wanted to keep some sort of track of the days there, whether it be youtube video logs (like this one below made by a friend of mine) or using iPhone apps like LiveTrekker or Everytrail which I have found useful locally. Some people have said that I will have a better experience without a phone or camera and just bring a diary and pen. This is fair enough. But after a long day of walking, I can’t see myself writing 2 words, never mind pages.
Let me know what you would do?
So now I’ve got something definite to work from..
I have plans and flights booked. All that is left is booking a train from Madrid to Leon. I am glad to have this done now so I can park it, get my exam in March out of the way and then get the last bits over with. May 24th is the day I head out. I’ve attached my agenda and while some days are tough, I reckon I’ll be prepared. Hopefully.
Big thanks goes to Garry Budin from Santiago who has planned most of this for me. He organises self guided trips for folks or groups on the Camino. He walked with our group last year and is a pure gent. You can look at some of the things he does here www.spanishadventures.com.
Now that I have that out of the way..here’s to Life Assurance, part one of the QFA..mind numbing stuff.