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You know you are a pilgrim when…

Pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago.

© aNadventures

  1. You keep a lookout for yellow arrows.
  2. You start feeling like a Hobbit on a mission.
  3. You are happy with every new stamp that fills your pilgrim pass.
  4. You have slept in countless different beds.
  5. You are grateful above average when there are hooks to hang your towel and clothes in the shower.
  6. You can pack up your belongings within minutes.
  7. You get excited when people wish you “Buen camino”.
  8. You enjoy wishing other pilgrims “Buen camino”.
  9. You think a solid waterproof poncho is one of the best inventions ever.
  10. You protect your backpack with a “plastic condom” in one of many available colours.
  11. You recognize fellow pilgrims by their rain protection.
  12. You know exactly who they are talking about when they refer to “the lady in orange” or “the Korean couple”.
  13. You cherish dry socks and the smell of washing powder.
  14. You start craving pasta and fried eggs more than usually.
  15. You are in a love-hate relationship with your hiking boots.
  16. Your feet are covered in blisters or you have experienced at least one other type of pain.
  17. You spot several signs along the way and think they are directed at you.
  18. Your mind feels ventilated by the nature and simplicity.
  19. You make friends along the way and feel you have known them forever.
  20. Your body craves walking even after you have completed all stages.

How about YOU? What makes you a pilgrim?


From → Adventures

  1. Oh what a glorious post! I was chuckling and smiling and when i got to 20. Amen!
    Buen camino!

  2. Hehehe, thank you very much! I’m glad you liked it. 🙂

  3. Sally McEllrath permalink

    I agree it is a marvelous post. Thank you for sharing your experiences. I am planning to do the Camino in September 2019 and your post is inspiring.

    • Hi Sally, thanks for stopping by. I’m excited for your upcoming Camino and am very happy if my posts inspire you in any possible way. It will be a unique experience, you’ll see. 😉 Buen camino!

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