Western Europe

Camino - single walker

Reflections on the Camino

What walking a Camino de Santiago, 865km across northern Spain from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Finisterre, meant to me.

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1000 Miles Later: My Ultimate Camino de Santiago Packing List

My updated guide to the gear I used while walking the Camino de Santiago Frances, Portuguese, Primitivo, and other routes.

Sunrise arrow, Camino Portuguese

Why I’m Walking the Camino

What led me to walk the Camino de Santiago across northern Spain.

Pigeon in San Sebastian

San Sebastian, You’re Something Special

“Have you been to San Sebastian?  It’s amazing!” If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard a variation...

Coffee in La Coruna

Six days in La Coruna

I knew nothing about La Coruna before I arrived.  A smallish city of around a quarter million inhabitants on Spain’s...

Grainy Amsterdam scene

There’s something about Europe

Europe is burned into me. On the surface I shouldn’t like it. The cities are busy and often crowded.  I...

Leopard close-up

Some of the Stupidest Things I’ve Done While Travelling

As you know, I’ve been doing this travelling thing for a while now.  I’d like to think that I’ve got...

Rediscovering Amsterdam

We all know about Amsterdam, right?  Prostitutes and sex shows, overflowing with drugs, bikes and wasted tourists stumbling around trying...

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