- Camino(s) past & future
May and October 2015
June 2018 Portuguese
Since I can't function well on an empty stomach, I carried packets of Nescafe, and usually shopped in the afternoon for next morning - got eggs to boil, &/or a slice of tortilla, &/or some kind of pastry, or &/or a cerealish something, and a small carton of milk. Nearly every albergue/hostel has a microwave if nothing else. Or, if there was a cafe near and open, fresh OJ, and real coffee and one of the above.Coffee is a must have for me in the morning, so when possible I always stop at the first cafe I can to fuel up on java.
The breakfast food in Spain is another matter. Some toast and jam, or perhaps some other type sugary pastry is not breakfast to me, especially when about to begin a 25km walk. So whenever I can, I buy breakfast food the day before and make myself something with more substance in the morning. A sandwich of cheese and meat. A tin of fish or chicken. Some whole milk. Things along that line.