Camino de Santiago (Part 3)

The Camino de Santiago presents it’s own set of unique hazards… a few of the one’s I encountered:

Cheap bags breaking while walking…

Livestock blocking your way…

The other hazard of livestock blocking your way (and yes, unfortunately, that’s my footprint)…

Falling trees…

The smell from whatever these things are (far, far worse than the cow shit).

When you sleep in a place like this… bedbugs…

Nearly getting your toes flattened in some narrow spaces…

Interpreting the local traffic signs…

Finding a discreet place to go to the bathroom…

A fire blocking your way…

Unexpectedly being caught in the rain…

Too much wine…

Too many pastries (served at breakfast, lunch and dinner)…

Packing (and carrying) too much…

Nearly getting swept to sea while taking a picture…

Dogs (on roofs)…

Following the signs too closely…

Hitting your head in tiny Spanish rooms…

 

Having to eat the same limp, tasteless white asparagus from a can on every single salad (even if you ask to have it not put on)…

Fording a stream…

 

Visual assault…

And the biggest hazard of all… distraction.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Camino de Santiago (Part 3)

  1. It turns out getting swept to sea can be a real hazard if you’re not careful. Helps to not be wearing a ball gown too I suppose. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2193579/Maria-Pantazopoulos-The-wedding-dress-shoes-bride-fell-drowned-photo-shoot.html

    One of these days can you write about what you miss most about living in the U.S., especially if you’re surprised to miss it? (E.g. Bob’s Donuts, et al.) Muchas gracias seƱor.

    • It was an amazing experience and you’re going to love it. The fire was just a random brush fine that happened to be right next to the trail… it was out before I got to it. There were quite a few people, including women, traveling alone, but I guarantee you won’t be alone (unless you want to be) after your first night in an albergue… you meet tons of people, and May should have lots of pilgrims. Have fun.

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