Lessons Learned on the Camino So Far

1. There will always be strangers who will annoy you, especially if you have to sleep in the same room with them
2. Counting steps on a step hill make the going easier and you often go farther each time
3. Looking down while you walk up a big hill makes you concentrate on your walking, not the difficult ascent
4. Breathing in and then blowing out slowly through your mouth makes your heart rate decrease and provides more oxygen for your body
5. MOst fears on the camino are in your head
6. Feeling the pain and caring for your body make you more fit and enjoy the walking better
7. Hiding your money in four different locations can be tricky as you might forget you hid it and leave it somewhere you didn´t mean to
8. Banking machines are very easy to use in Spain, just remember to cover your PIN
9. Post offices are ultra modern and the workers take very good care of pilgrims. They gave us a postcard each yesterday.
10. Taxi drivers can be very helpful in getting you to where you need to go and 12 euros for 10 km is very cheap when spread around four ladies
11. Sharing bread cheese, bread, nuts and fruit is a great lunch and very cheap
12. Pilgrims meals are very cheap and good. So far they range from 8 euros to 12.5 euros. Some even include a glass of wine. All contain bread. No butter though!

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About Newfoundland Traveller

I'm a Newfoundlander with a love of reading, writing and travelling. I've travelled around our province and lived in four provinces of Canada. I love a good book and a good blog. My family means the world to me, and some day I hope to travel to many countries of the world with my husband and sons' families.
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