Reflections on Portuguese Camino in May 2017

For me there are three distinct parts to doing a long walk. The first  stage is the planning and research which I always enjoy even if time consuming. The second stage is actually doing the walk which can be surprising and tough. The third stage is about processing the experience and using this to make future plans. Here are my impressions following the Portuguese Camino … Continue reading Reflections on Portuguese Camino in May 2017

Portuguese Camino in May:Day Nine Final Day

Padron to Santiago de Compostela Since we started today’s walk from our accommodation 5 kilometres past Padron we had a walk of about 18 kilometres to our final destination, Santiago de Compostela. We would soon be joining hundreds of pilgrims walking from Porto like us (or perhaps from Seville or France or Germany or elsewhere) at  the finish of the pilgrimage in the heart of … Continue reading Portuguese Camino in May:Day Nine Final Day

Portuguese Camino in May : Day Eight

Caldas de Reis to Padron  After 24 kilometres of walking in the rain today we have arrived at a beautiful place to stay called Casa de Meixada. It is a rural Casa near Padron  and only 17 kilometres from Santiago. So our final destination is very near now and tomorrow’s walk into Santiago will be exciting! Today I took very few photos because of rain … Continue reading Portuguese Camino in May : Day Eight

Portuguese Camino in May: Day Seven

Arcade to Caldas de Rais Today has been a super long day of walking. It has been our longest leg of about 37 kilometres. Arriving at our hotel (which took an extra half hour to find in this largish town of Caldas de Rais) was a wonderful feeling. We were somewhat drowned rats by the time we arrived after 3.30pm but again we were lucky … Continue reading Portuguese Camino in May: Day Seven

Plans for Our Portuguese Camino

Anne-Marie and Giulio are embarking on the Portuguese Camino leaving from Porto on May 2nd. It will be 250kms in length and we plan to spend 11 days walking. We leave Adelaide on April 19th and will spend the first few weeks in Andalucia and Porto. If you would like to follow my new blog please visit foodandfootsteps.com and register your interest. Many thanks Anne-Marie Continue reading Plans for Our Portuguese Camino