Today it rained. And rained and rained and rained.
It wasn’t long before we left Hotel Roma behind and became quickly enveloped by the fairytale-like mist waiting for us outside.
Even though many things broke today, none of us had managed to break down.
Not checking the time or email, or feeling the need to scroll through social media is so freeing, just like the walk itself.
I embarked upon the Camino Duro alongside eight of my fellow pilgrims, each just as eager as I to endure this hardship.
With each day, I’m realizing that my Camino will not be just about myself, but about the community I build along the way, and I’m excited to see what’s in store for the rest of this journey!
Though these lessons, to listen more but also to talk more, may seem contradictory, but they are actually very related. They both encourage me to not only experience life to the fullest but to share that life to the fullest.
Tonight, only on our second day in Spain, our group meal became about more than just food, and we became more than a class. Tonight we had our first family dinner.
It turns out in Spain vegan desserts are usually fruit. The moral of the story? Don’t be vegan in Spain if you’re allergic to fruit.
I was drawn to Costa Rica to conduct an independent study on the “Kids Saving the Rainforest’s Monkey Bridge Project.”