Stage 1 of the Camino De Santiago: COMPLETE

Last night about an hour before bed I ended up striking up conversation with these two middle aged women, one from South Africa and the other from Spain. It was pretty ridiculous how things turned out. After explaining to these ladies about how i’ve been out of commission for the past 2 days, with a strained ligament; the Spanish woman leaped up with excitement and muttered something in spanish to the english speaking South African. Me, being lost in translation, Miranda, the South African then explained that Matilda had a cure for me and swore i’d be better by sunrise!

without hesitation I jumped up with peaking curiosity to what this cure she claimed was all about. Matilda then brought out this herbal oil called “Arnica” and handed it to Miranda as she massaged my foot for about 5 minutes. It was a miracle, the chances that I ran into these two ladies who ended up having an ancient herbal cure was just way to chilling for me to come to reasoning with.

Anyways, Today I walked. 20 kilometers. I have now hit the 100 mile mark and can proudly say as I sit here in Logrono, Spain; I’ve accomplished stage 1:) ENJOY the PICS!

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Stone hut i slept in last night...
Stone hut i slept in last night…
FREE wine (vino) and water (aqua) i couldn’t believe my eyes!

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little spaniards playing by the river
little spaniards playing by the river

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A letter Matilda left for me on my bag before i'd awake wishing me well:)
A letter Matilda left for me on my bag before i’d awake wishing me well:)

14 thoughts on “Stage 1 of the Camino De Santiago: COMPLETE

  1. Ko,
    Glad to see that your feeling better and how fortunate you were to run into these two travelers that assisted you. as they say, timing is everything and its purpose. Wow, what an experience where you slept?. specially seeing the 1819 monument where you can have wine or water. keep focused and enjoy your walk to reach both your goal and destination. proud of you. Yassou..Love Dad

  2. Kosta. I love that they gave you Arnica I have used it for years. Keep on trucking. Love Thea Mara

  3. Kosta. I’ll be so excited to see your face and hear live all your amazing stories. I’m thinking of you every step of that way. Love Thea Mara

    1. Kosta, it’s been awhile since I’ve checked your blog. I read about your adventures, thoughts & insights about life with enthusiasm & I’m so impressed. I love the fact that you are writing about your experiences. Many people would think that they will just remember everything, but that’s impossible. This will stay with you forever. And I will say it again, your pictures are amazing. Thanks for taking us along on your journey!

  4. Kosta, What an amazing journey you are on. I think you may have found your calling as the next “Rick Steves” on the Travel Chanel. You can get paid to take these adventures around the world and show everyone through pictures and videos as well as write about them and then publish your books. You are such an eloquent writer. Save travels. xoxo Mama Hane

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