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20 truths about walking the Camino

2020 Camino Guides

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
Quite a few of those ring true for me, but I really never hated walking. Also, didn't have any bladder issues or steal any TP. Also, I couldn't care less how far anyone else walked, didn't read Brierly, so didn't curse him.
But I'll never forget seeing those red plastic chairs at a bar after walking uphill for what seemed like hours after O'Cebreiro. :D And OMG, what's with closing the windows of a stuffy room??!
 

Terri B

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
1998 St Cuthberts Way, 1999 West Highland Way, 2016 & 2019 SJPDP to Santiago, 2020 Porto to Santiago
Thanks for sharing this Peter, certainly brought back a lot of memories. Happy to report that I did not meet anyone as bad as Vlad the Inhaler or have any bladder mishaps. Dare I say Buen Camino!!!
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2015) Frances
(2018) Portuguese
(2019) VdP Seville to Salamanca
(2020) VdP Salamanca to Santiago
About 60 days until I start walking the Camino Portuguese (Lisbon to Santiago). The short little set of truths does sum up the Camino (mostly but not 13,19, 6, and 7 in my view).

I would add another truth: "Once you walk one Camino, you look forward to more bocadillos, mesetas, vino tinto, cafe con leche, and walking"
 

Juspassinthrough

in our minds, we're vagabonds, you and I
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017)
Camino Inglés 2019
Leon-Sarria, June (2019)
Camino Aragonés (2023)
Quite a few of those ring true for me, but I really never hated walking. Also, didn't have any bladder issues or steal any TP. Also, I couldn't care less how far anyone else walked, didn't read Brierly, so didn't curse him.
But I'll never forget seeing those red plastic chairs at a bar after walking uphill for what seemed like hours after O'Cebreiro. :D And OMG, what's with closing the windows of a stuffy room??!
In Mansilla de las Mulas, I witnessed a group of Italian and French cyclist raging on about open or closed window, the Italians won, everyone else lost because the window stayed closed...it was stifling. I was told it was some superstition about evil spirits coming in through the window. If those spirits brought even a breath of fresh air, they would have been welcome.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Sept. 14 - Oct. 28/18 CF
You got most of them, for me you start believing in the goodness of people more. Thanks yo my Camino angels, the German ladies that helped carry my pack a few km into Lorca when my back went into spasm and then continued on to Estella at 5;30pm and my Italian angels who found me an albergue in Larrasoanna when Zubiri was full,
I confess to stealing TP also but for my poor nose that ran like a tap, I should contact the Kleenex manufacturers and be a tester for wearable outside pack within easy access.
Love checking the forum every week but usually behind in replying to anything.
 

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