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    Switzerland WoooHoooo!!!!

    Geneva At first glance Geneva looks like any other European city with everyday people doing everyday things. Graffitied walls heavy traffic, multi cultural people, Turkish, African, Chinese and I hope to explore more in the coming days of what makes Geneva unique. This town has all the stans … Kurdistan , pakistan …. and great Kebabs. The first full day in Geneva I took a tour just across the French border to Mount Blanc, the tallest mountain in Europe, Chamonix and a glacier with an ice cave. An amazing day even with a little bit of rain. The mountain was a bit foggy which is usual and for me it…

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    Santiago De Compostela, Spain: Official end of Camino del Norte 2019

    I’m sitting here in Santiago de Compostela Cathedral main square staring at the cathedral and the pilgrims and I feel nothing … even with the scaffolds down from last year.. I feel no emotion no focus on the cathedral, no tears, no sadness. My thinking is pretty clear but I am perplexed. So many people yet I feel nothing, in fact I have a headache, and the crowds make me uneasy. The sun is shining and the cold breezes blowing and I still feel nothing. Not empty just no emotion. I watch the pilgrims and tourist wondering around like ants. The same emotions, the same foot issues, the same selfie…

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    Ribadesella, Viveiro, Muxia and more

    After making the agonizing decision to pick up a rental car in Gijon I decided to take the bus from San Vincente De la Barquera. My walking the Camino Del Norte was officially done. I am a tourigrino now but out of a desire not fully realized I then drove 2.5 hrs backwards to the town of Ribadesella back on the camino and checked into a lovely casa rural . Bajo Los Tilos is a sweet little place with chickens, fresh eggs set below a rock face mountain and forest but not far from the ocean. The owner and staff, amazing! Since it is still early season she was not…