Only three days after arriving in Santiago, and I am already missing walking. I think the phrase “it’s not about the destination but the journey” is a frequently used phrase, yet many people have not fully experienced this feeling. I now feel that I truly understand this phrase – now that I am at my destination, I just wish I was back on my journey. The people I met, the beautiful views I saw, the discussions we had, the meals we shared are what is on my mind – not arriving in Santiago.
Here are some of my favorite moments and favorite pictures from my journey on El Camino de Santiago Primitivo.
The first three pilgrims I met on my journey; we shared many stores. I was very fortunate to meet them on my first day.
The second morning – dark and foggy.
Muddy, wet day… but it was a great one with great people.
Playing cards with some new found friends. This was the day that I met the three people I would spend the majority of the rest of the trip with!
An amazing night in the small pueblo of Borres. The women who worked at the cafe opened her home to us and allowed us to have a barbecue. Just one small example of how giving people can be!
Words just can’t describe…
Waiting for the hostel to open…. That moment you get to remove your shoes!
Why did the chicken cross the road??
Beautiful morning sunshine!
All of those shoes and sticks… too bad photos can’t capture the smell.
Ancient Roman walls still surround the city of Lugo today. This is one of the entrances into the city center.
An early morning walk from San Roman lit by the light of the moon with the fog shinning in the distance.
A view of pilgrims beneath the balcony of our hostel.
Danel and I cooking our last meal of El Camino de Santiago – Arroz Cubano. The next morning we arrived in Santiago.
Looking back, I had an amazing time along the way. The people I met and the things we shared do not even compare to arriving in Santiago.