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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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...

The Roman Walls of Lugo

Day 21 (September 15th, 2016) The rain that came in and the fog that set in about the grove of oak trees meant a wet night even wrapped in my sleeping bag. But the bag, it still kept me warm. There aren’t many pictures to tell of this day, at least the early,...

Camino Primitivo — Part 2

Day 18     Waking up on my little ruin roof on the mountain, the horizon off to the east looked like a fire stretching across it, the mountains shades of blue and purple from the burgeoning light. Although the night was cold from the wind and wet from the...

Camino Primitivo

To make this post a little less image heavy, I made a short separate post about my brief time in Oviedo visiting the cathedral before I left town. Leaving Oviedo (September 9th, 2016) The Way passed through numerous small towns with names like Santullano, Paladin,...

Oviedo

Since I was leaving Oviedo so late anyway, I decided to pay a visit to the city’s famous cathedral before heading off. It was good I did, as I had no idea of the artistic beauty inside and because, traditionally, I learned that pilgrims who did this Way (the...

The Mountains Are Calling

and I must go — John Muir Asturias Leaving my cliffside villa at the unusually late hour of 8 AM, I crossed small town after small town, with names such as Celorio, Barru, San Antolin, Naves, Nueva, and somewhat bigger town of Ribadesella.   One of the...