Author: Kendra

Eunate, Spain

There are a couple of side jaunts one can take along the Camino Frances if you have a little bit of extra time. Eunate actually doesn’t require a large time commitment; it is only about 2km past this sign: Eunate is open Tuesdays to Sundays, late morning to lunch and late afternoon. Even if you don’t make it in time for when it is open, it is still worth a trip. And I’m speaking from experience since I arrived smack in the middle of siesta time. While the albergue itself is shut down, there is still someone around to...

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Leon, Spain

As a Pilgrim, Leon was one of my favorite places along the Camino Frances. It is a beautiful city and I wished I had more time to explore it properly (half a day only). Leon is what I’d call a medium sized city that has a small town feel to it in some parts. The city has Roman roots (apparently, it was founded as a military encampment around 29 BC). Thanks to its rich history, Leon has beautiful architecture ranging from city walls to churches. Much of what you’d want to see is concentrated in the centre so it...

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Camino Frances Accommodations

Accommodations can be a touchy subject in Pilgrim World. Some say you’re not a real Pilgrim if you eschew albergues for hotels. Others bemoan the fact that more and more, people are phoning ahead to book beds at lodgings. And still others judge those who get up so early in the morning in order to get a head start (to ensure they get a bed), that they end up walking in the pre-dawn darkness. Of course, I have my own opinions! First one is: stay wherever you want. Pilgrims of old stayed where they could afford to stay –...

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Camino Frances Is (Not)

It’s interesting how we humans tend to have expectations about things we know nothing about or have misconceptions about things never experienced. I’m guilty of that myself and I had all sorts of expectations about the Camino Frances. Now that I’m back, reading people’s opinions about the Camino online has been…interesting….sometimes. What I noticed that some people like to compare the Camino Frances to totally irrelevant things which doesn’t help first-timers properly prepare for their journey. So I thought I would give my perspective on four popular misconceptions now that I have a Camino experience under my belt. NOT...

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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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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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