We are 312,576 steps, 239 kilometers, and 148 miles into the Camino de Santiago. I have only walked for ten days (three more weeks to go) but have shared miles and meals with new friends from England, Scotland, Australia, Taiwan, South Korea, the U.S., Germany, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Spain, France, Italy, Denmark, and the Netherlands. Among these friends I have met a private eye, architect, writer, teacher, police officer, lawyer, medical student, air traffic controller, construction worker, tango dancer, and all kinds of artists. I have wrapped blisters in duct tape, paid tribute to the longer version of stories, trekked through the snowy Pyrenees Mountains in Chaco sandals, and eaten more than my share of baguettes. Am I totally prepared for the emotional and physical challenges of the road? Absolutely not. Am I learning and listening and laughing and loving while walking? Every day.
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Hi! I'm Rachel. I'm a writer, photographer, educator, and world traveler. Read more about me and this website here.
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