Thursday, May 31, 2012
Just a simple meal of (not menu) of some salad and shrimp omelette for me. Holding back on the alcohol tonight.
Posted by Evan Low at 4:20 AM
Got here around 5 pm. Had too much to drink before that and had forgotten about the climb first up to the airport, then to the Galicia TV station before dropping down here. Which is okay as I had a short siesta at the camping group a few km before.
With this, I think I have stayed in all possible albergue between Melide and Santiago. Only 5 km tomorrow, and the end of another Camino.... (almost).
Posted by Evan Low at 12:47 AM
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Also found 2 tourgrims (pilgrims that does not walk, maybe only certain stretches, transported by car/van to each locations and stayed in hotels) here which surprises me. They did not stay here but did get a stamp for their credential in the monastery. You can always tell them apart with their tiny day pack, totally clean shoes/boots and their desperate attempt to get as many place as possible to stamp their credential.
My surprise is that Sobrado is not on the Camino Frances and is way under the 100 km to get a conpostela (60 plus km). Still it might be close enough as tomorrow is a nice 23.1 km to Arzúa (joining the Camino Frances).
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Monday, May 28, 2012
Posted by Evan Low at 10:33 PM
I can't believe that I found instant noodles at the supermarket yesterday, quite rare. Perfect for the simple dinner. It's taste more like the Spanish chicken soup (Sopa de Fideo) with longer noodles. Which is fine as I am down with a cold since yesterday and chicken soup noodle is the best remedy.
Goodnight. It has been a long day of 34 km according to the guide.
Being trying to sent this post out for the past half hour. Cellular reception is really bad here.
Posted by Evan Low at 4:17 AM
Sunday, May 27, 2012
However, starting here, one would miss many things on each Camino.
Posted by Evan Low at 10:42 PM
He stayed at the albergue, which was surprisingly full yesterday and cook tortilla (I got the wine). Even left an extra portion for me for breakfast.
Posted by Evan Low at 1:35 PM
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Posted by Evan Low at 8:31 PM
In case some of you are wondering why I keep walking the Camino de Santiago, I really have no specific answer. Is it because of the simple life compare with the hectic modern life that we are living? Maybe. Is it because walking is the natural thing a human? Probably. Or is it because I feel so alive when I am walking from place to place? Yes.
So the reason for a repeat offender like me is probably somewhere among those reasons. And as much as I like to stay in some of those places for an extra day, something compels me to keep moving. Unfortunately It has to end soon. And I hope my Camino battery will be charged up. And probably after a few years it will need to be charged again.
I am really think that Spain is really wonderful, with the infrastructure to make this possible.
Posted by Evan Low at 4:10 AM
Friday, May 25, 2012
The road is expected to go up a few hundred meters tomorrow to Abadin. By now the body is already used to that. At this rate I'd probably be in Santiago by next Thursday. It will have to end soon. But since my flight is not until the follow Wednesday (another 5 1/2 more days). Should I walk to Finisterre and Muxia? Go somewhere else? Will probably decide when I get to Santiago.
Posted by Evan Low at 5:25 AM
I had lunch 5 km before Lourenzá and the last few km was heavy (literally). Lourenzá is still big enough with a population of 240. In the next couple of days some of the refugio town will be very small.
On the Camino, every shower is heavenly, every meal is a feast, every sleep is bliss, every wash is a
chore, and every step brings one closer to self discovery. Especially now in Galicia where the waymarking is now a lot better and the much wider. It's like a highway compare with the path/road in the narrow winding coast.
Posted by Evan Low at 12:09 AM
Thursday, May 24, 2012
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