Weekend Watch #69 – Beyond the Way returns..

Beyond the way is Andrew Suzuki, a pilgrim from New Zealand. He has walked and documented his time on the Camino Frances in a mini-series and I would encourage you to watch it on http://www.beyondtheway.net. In the last few days, Season 2 of Beyond the Way has been uploaded on YouTube and it begins to …

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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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Camino Portugués – Lisbon to Alverca do Ribatejo – Day 1

Distance: 34.2 kmHostel: Hospedaria Alfa 10 I don't know if it was the excitement or that French guy's snoring, but I had little sleep before I left Lisbon. I had been looking forward to this day for some time now and it didn't disappoint. Leaving Lisbon behind wasn't a major cause of concern for me, …

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Camino Portugués – Dublin To Lisbon – Day 0

After a month of to-ing and fro-ing with the podiatrist, I wasn't sure this Camino was going to happen. However, after getting the go-ahead from the podiatrist the week prior, my mind was put at ease. I still had over 300 km to walk. The morning of the flight was an early one. I woke …

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Caminho Portugues from Lisbon – First Thoughts

My Camino from Lisbon has been and passed. I arrived back in Dublin yesterday afternoon with fine weather. I left having walked 345 kms over 11 days from Lisbon in the south of Portugal, to Agueda further north. I caught a train to Porto the following day, stayed the night and few home. But not …

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Pre-Camino Thoughts #4 – 28 days to go

I hope you are all having a good weekend wherever you are. I have been taking it easy and quietly counting down the days. I bought my pilgrim passport from Camino Society Ireland and got my first few stamps. If you live in Ireland, I recommend getting your passport from them. You can pop into …

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Pre-Camino Thoughts #2 – 37 days to go

Buenos días peregrinas y peregrinos! I hope you are keeping well wherever you are reading this. Here in Ireland, it is a Bank Holiday weekend and the sun has made an appearance. Typically on days like this, I would be taking in as many walks as possible. But not this weekend. Today, I ventured north …

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