REMEMBERING THE WAY TO SANTIAGO #2 | PROJECT PILGRIMAGE

There I went. Carrying a tremendously heavy backpack, I closed the door behind me and faced the freezing cold on my way to Santiago. On the 1st of March it was already one year ago that I commenced my journey! Time to look back, which I'll do through a series of stories. Today will be…

REMEMBERING THE WAY TO SANTIAGO #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…

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…

WHY YOU SHOULD THINK TWICE BEFORE BRINGING A TENT ON YOUR CAMINO

Whilst walking from Arles to Spain, I received several Instagram messages from prospective pilgrims asking me to share my thoughts about camping on the Camino de Santiago. Initially, I planned to camp most of the Way but, as with all the things that I initially planned, they went a little different and I ended up…