REMEMBERING #1 | ONE YEAR AFTER MY CAMINO DE SANTIAGO COMMENCED

There I went. Carrying a tremendously heavy backpack, I closed the door behind me and faced the freezing cold on my way to Santiago. It is almost unreal, but today marks a year since I commenced my journey! The ritual of pilgrimage is being embraced by many. Also the Dutch are surrendering more often to…

TIME TO CHOOSE: CAMPING OR BACKPACKING THE CANARY ISLANDS?

Lees je deze post liever in het Nederlands? Dat kan hier. Oh yes! It’s time for a new adventure! I decided on a whim to book a ticket to the Canary Islands, or at least one of them: Tenerife. Based on the little knowledge I had from the Canary Islands, my initial plan was to…

WHAT TO EAT ON THE CAMINO DEL NORTE WHEN WALKING ON A TINY BUDGET

For me, eating is pleasurable pastime. Tasting makes me ecstatic, chewing makes me smile and cooking food in general (vegetables in particular) makes my heart sing. Prior to my departure, I thought my journey through France and Spain would be an amazing opportunity to dive into these countries cuisines. Although I did enjoy some culinary…

MUST-BRING CAMINO ESSENTIALS: FIVE THINGS YOU CANNOT WALK THE CAMINO WITHOUT

What should I pack?! Yes. I’ve been there too. In the middle of the living room surrounded by piles of stuff that seemed extremely convenient for all these possible situations I assumed I was going to end up in. **SPOILER ALERT** You don’t need it, none of it. As all of the things you think…