Author: Kendra

Camino Frances Food (Feed Me!)

First things first: be prepared for the amount of food you will eat along the Camino Frances. I was shocked, yet rather gleeful, at the amount I managed to put away every single day. But sometimes I did force myself to stop eating out of sheer embarrassment from my gluttony. Also? Indulging in one of the seven cardinal sins probably isn’t a good idea when on a Pilgrimage… The quality of the main meal of the day (Pilgrim’s Menu, also known as dinner) would probably make Jamie Oliver cry and Gordon Ramsay tear Spain a new one. However, you...

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How to Pack for the Camino Frances

Packing for the Camino sometimes feels like it should be a Mensa test. Trying to compare other people’s lists and suggestions can be rather frustrating, especially as a first timer. I must have studied at least 10 different lists but the one thing I kept in mind was that my bag needed to be 10-15% of my body weight. For me, it was a good guideline on what I can comfortably (ish) carry on my back. And it pretty much worked. I did wish my bag was about 5lbs lighter but it wasn’t necessary. If you are interested in...

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Snack Time on the Camino

There will be things that you fall in love with on the Camino. For some people, it is a person. For others, it is the routine, a place, the food. One of the things I really enjoyed as often as I could, was a snack of Cola Cao (basically a hot chocolate) and tortilla (thick egg omelet with potato). I miss it so much, I wrote a little ditty in its memory. Ode to Cola Cao and Tortilla Hot days and days cold Rising mornings to late nights Feeling young or limping old Cola Cao with tortilla, please Walk...

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Landscape of the Camino Frances

When preparing for a five-week walk, one hopes that there will be a variety of landscape and trails to mix things up. Within limit, the Camino provides. Overall, you must somewhat like humanity and the European countryside. Unfortunately, humans are rather like a fungus and we’ve spread, delightfully leaving spoor trails wherever we pass – there is no time where you don’t see SOME form of human impact, be it a dwelling or a windmill. This is a list of 10+1 general landscape details along the Camino Frances. Spanish Flat When someone tells you that on Day X the...

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Standout Camino Frances Moments

When I did research on the Camino Frances, the one thing that stood out to me was the amusing use of joyous superlatives to describe the journey. Sure, the Camino Frances is quite the experience and I have seen changes in myself since I’ve returned home. But to imply that the whole journey is a glorious mind-blowingly miraculous astonishment that will change your whole life 4-ever and 4-EVAH! … No. Just…no. At the same time, though, there are moments that are fantastic and I now have the bad habit of remembering them during work meetings. Here are five such...

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Who Am I?

My name is Kendra and I am a cubicle escape artist: I try to find ways to keep my job which is in a cubicle while also trying to escape it as often as possible.

When I travel, I’m generally that solo female you see wandering with a camera firmly clutched to her face as she traipses around while narrowly avoiding being hit by some form of local transportation.

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