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Camino de Santiago, inspiration -

This song "I would walk 500 miles" by the Proclaimers was running through my head this morning as I dragged myself out of bed for the 21st day of walking the Camino de Santiago. Many people look at you in disbelief when you say you plan to walk 500 miles with a 25 lb. backpack across northern Spain, but after years of thinking about it the timing felt right to go this summer. I had been to Spain once in my 20s for about 4 days in Barcelona, but this time I'd be walking from village to village across northern Spain. As...

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Camino de Santiago, cocktails, hidden door, password, secrets, speakeasy -

Around 8 a.m. in the morning, we arrived into the little village of Los Arcos. I was walking the Camino de Santiago (more about this soon) with 2 other people. We were starving and excited for our first coffee/tea break after a hot, grueling walk through a heat wave across northern Spain. I was walking along the main street and stopped to take a photo of a door. The door was interesting to me because it had multiple doors in it. I wondered why and what purpose it served.One of my fellow peregrinos I was walking with also had a fascination with...

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