I’m just a normal dude philosophizing about life and culture while trying to inspire others to take their own journeys.

Andrew Haacke

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These Feet Were Made For Walking

I finished updating my map to show the entirety of the walking in Spain, where I went with my mom, and my brief detour to Morocco. Leaving Morocco Aside from the pull to walk more, in truth I found Morocco a bit overwhelming and unenjoyable with the barrage of...

Morocco

I’m not sure what I was expecting coming to Morocco: somewhere different, a little shocking even, away from the comforts and ease of home or from cultures similar to home like Europe. My idea was to try and meet actual Moroccans and not just other travelers, and...

Reflecting on the Camino

Where one journey ends, another begins. On a long bus ride from Santiago de Compostela I wanted to write my final reflections about the Camino. Perhaps final is a poor choice of words, for one statement I heard that resonated with was that “the Camino begins in...

Travels With My Mother

It was a perfect coincidence that my mother was visiting my sister Laura’s family in Berlin in September, and ended up finishing her visit there a day or two after I reached Finisterra. She made a monumental effort to come to Santiago before heading back home to...

The End of the World

Day 26 Saying goodbye to Maciek was hard, as for once I knew we would not meet again on the Camino. Before, saying goodbye was relatively easy as there was always the chance, the likelihood even, in the back of the mind that you’ll meet again. We parted ways...

Santiago

Day 23 I left Ferreira with the three Brazilians at a nice easy pace, the day filled with discussions about girls and cervezas, questions about each other’s countries, and stops for coffee occasionally too. The Brazilians had me thoroughly convinced that...