Author: Kendra

Ephesus, Turkey

Calling all history buffs, archeology buffs, photography buffs, and people watchers! You all would have a field day at Ephesus. It’s one of those heavily touristy places that is heavily touristed for an actual good reason. It’s incredible. One thing about Ephesus, though, is that it isn’t fully excavated – you will see blocked places that are loudly calling your name but you can’t go there for now (normally). So in other words, Ephesus will leave you wanting more – but that isn’t always a bad thing! Location: 3 kilometers southwest of Selçuk, Turkey. It seems that the Ephesus...

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Top 3 Camino Frances Villages

Along the Camino Frances, you never go too far without seeing some sort of community be it villages or cities. The former was by far my favorite as I find it fascinating how people can just live in the middle of nowhere. I am also rather jealous… Most hamlets and villages I just walked through as I was conscious of how far I needed to walk each day and of the fact that I was probably the only pilgrim walking without a functioning phone to book ahead. Two things I will do differently on a future Camino is have...

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Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale is one of those places of which you see a photo and never quite forget. And it is one of those places that I never thought I’d actually get to see just because it seems so other worldly – I may as well plan a trip to Mars! But when I realized that the travertines were only an overnight bus away from Cappadocia… Let’s just say facing a funky-smelling squat toilet at 3am in the middle of nowhere Turkey was no big deal as all I cared about was that I was on my way to see TRAVERTINES!!...

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Finisterre, Spain

Finisterre, Fisterra, Land’s End – whatever you want to call it, this is the place some pilgrims consider the end of their Camino, not Santiago. I’d hoped to make it my end but it didn’t work out. So while I couldn’t walk there due to a lack of time, I did do a day trip out to the coast by bus. It made for a pleasant end to my Camino Frances adventure. Finisterre is on the westernmost point in continental Spain, so medieval pilgrims really did think that this place was where the world ended. And being about 98km...

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Burgos, Spain

Walking into Burgos after Atapuerca, you’ll pass through enough change that you’ll wonder, “Where am I going??”: military zone, giant wooded cross, rings of stone, airport, railway tracks, and then a 10km long industrial zone. Yes, this is the infamous Camino Frances industrial zone and you have three options: take a vaguely marked detour near the airport, take the bus once in the zone itself, or just trudge along. I did the third – I’m stubborn that way. I wanted to walk the whole Camino Frances, the good and the bad. Though this was one of the few times...

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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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