A Typical Day on the Camino

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The Camino day starts at 5am when the first pilgrims start to stir. I HATE mornings, so every morning I stubbornly refused to join the early risers. I hid my head under the pillow desperately trying to ignore the rustling of bags, the lit mobile phones acting as torches, and the not so quiet whisperings, for one more hour before reluctantly leaving the comforts of my bunk bed. About 10 … Continue reading

On the Way to Santiago – Paris Part 2

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Can you believe with all my travels I had never been to Paris?  I had always romanticised that I would go to Paris with my beloved, that someone special. Unfortunately, Ian was unable to come with me, he works for an evil company, that forces him to take all his leave at Christmas. Also, to be honest, walking the Camino de Santiago is not really is thing; within the first hour … Continue reading

Soaking in Stanley Park, Vancouver

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On arriving in Canada, I decided to fend off my jet lag by taking a walk around Stanley Park.  The weather was a shock to the system after leaving the beautiful Sydney Summer; in contrast I had arrived to a grey, cold, wet day in Vancouver. After donning on my thermals, a woolly dress, a fleece and a waterproof jacket, I looked like I was attempting an exhibition to Everest … Continue reading

Can you spot Everest?

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The 2nd day of trekking was a tough day, only one direction, up, up, up, up and up.  My poor legs felt like they had done a marathon step class.  Every corner I was hoping I reached the top, but instead I was faced with another steep slope.  At one point I lost the feelings in my poor thighs :oS Around lunchtime we stopped for a snack since it was the … Continue reading