Now we have a ‘new-normal’, it’s time to walk again…

Coimbra (Source: Wikipedia) With Spain set to welcome EU pilgrims from June 21st, non-EU pilgrims from July 1st and Portugal not far behind, there has been lots of discussion among pilgrims as to whether it is feasible to travel this year of not. Well, I can't answer that question but if you were to travel …

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Towns Along The Way – “F”

Welcome back! I hope you are enjoying this series and your memory is being refreshed! It certainly is helpful for me and interesting to see the many different types of accommodation being provided since I started walking way back in 2011. Hopefully, this won't be the last "TATW" post of 2019 as I am on …

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Towns Along The Way – “E”

The next letter on the “Towns Along the Way” series is “E”, as there are no towns starting with “D” (I dare you to look!). There aren’t too many so here goes…working towards Santiago. Espinal (map) Espinal is a typical Basque village and one of the first you will encounter after leaving Roncesvalles. At this …

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Some more walking while the evenings get darker..

It's that time of year... I've seen the first Christmas trees. The advertisements have been playing on radio and TV for the last few months and people have started to get in to that frame of mind. Christmas! Of course, my mind is a million miles away and I'd rather be following arrows than making …

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A little closer to home…

With two weeks planned for a Camino in September / October 2020, the question remains what I will do for the rest of the year. I certainly won't stay at home and I can't see myself jetting off on another Camino (unfortunately). With many waymarked trails and pilgrim paths on my doorstep, I have a …

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Camino Portugués – September 2019 – Where did I stay?

Lisbon - Hostel do Castelo Lisboa  - map / bookingAlverca do Ribatejo - Hospedaria Alfa 10 - map / gronze / web / fbAzambuja - Albergue Abrigo do Peregrino da Azambuja - map / gronze / fb Santarém - N1 Hostel Apartments and Suites - map / gronze / facebook / video of Santarém Golegã …

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Caminho Portugués – My walk from Lisbon

The plan on returning from Porto was to write a daily account until my final stage in Agueda. Well, as the inactivity on this blog can show, that clearly didn't happen. I had one post written and my mind went on strike! It's not that I didn't enjoy the Camino. It was quite the opposite. …

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