Thursday, September 18, 2008

I am now back in the UK visiting friends and family before flying back to New Zealand. After Santiago I went caught the bus to Finisterra which is a small fishing villiage on the western most point of Spain and in many pilgrims opinion the real finishing point of their camino. I would have to agree as there are very few tourists that visit this quiet corner of the earth and is an ideal place to hang out for a few days R&R.
The night before I left Santiago I caught up with a few people that I had walked cretain sections with and now have become friends. Matius, Florian, Verena and I had a nice meal in one of the restaurants near the Cathedral before having a few drinks in a nearby bar. Somebody suggested a round of Licor Cafe which is a potent homebrew similar to Tia Maria however it is a lot stronger. One round turned into several and the rest of the evening is just a blur although I do remember a lot of laughs and fun. Thanks guys and hope to see you all again one day.
Over the next few weeks I will be posting information about what to take, the alburgaes, daily costs etc and a rough break down on trail information so stay tuned.


douwemik said...

great blog, just read your postings as we are considering doing the Portuguese Camino in Oct of this year, we just did Madrid to Santiago, by bicycle

would you say the Portuguese Camino is well suited for mountain bikes?

Angry Alien said...

The Camino portuguese is difficult for bikes.
Especially the stage between Ponte de Lima - Tui.
But if I were you, I'll talk with Camino Travel Center. They can recommend you with route suits you.