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"In each of us dwells a wanderer, a gypsy, a pilgrim. What matters most on your journey is how deeply you see, how attentively you hear, how richly the encounters are felt in your heart." ~ Phil Coustineau, from his book, "The Art of Pilgrimage."
On our day eighteen on the Camino Portugués we blazed our way on the Senda Litoral, actually walking on the long beaches and connecting with the sea!
Our day seventeen on the Camino Portugués had no practical Senda Litoral route, but instead turned inland onto the historical Coastal Route
Our day sixteen on the Camino Portugués was along urban areas, a bit of coast and through verdant fields of Portugal, then a jaunt through smaller towns.
Our day fifteen on the Camino Portugués began our coastal journey from the Sé do Porto on the Senda Litoral.
The romantic city of Porto, bustling with energy, has something for everyone.
Our day fourteen on the Camino Portugués was a very, very long day, filled with enchanting walks on Roman roads, an antique Monastery in Grijó and azulejo-tiled churches.
Our day thirteen on the Camino Portugués was full of interesting railroad crossings, a walk on a medieval bridge and through the historic town of Bemposta.
Day twelve on the Camino Portugués, was a historical day, filled with old mansions and a 2nd Century Roman bridge, to capture our imagination.
Our day eleven on the Camino Portugués was a lonely walk through small towns, not-so-nice industrial areas that surprised us with a "spirited" Camino Angel.
Our day ten on the Camino Portugués was a quiet walk through the north of Coimbra, along the river and then through the Portuguese countryside, with few landmarks or distractions.
A visit to Coimbra Portugal is a step back in time, as you walk the many steps of the city on the hill.
Our day nine on the Camino Portugués was the shortest yet, a lovely saunter into the historic university town of Coimbra.
Our day eight on the Camino Portugués was a walk by Roman ruins, a windmill, a medieval bridge, shrines, wonderful countryside, and a necessary, but short detour to Condeixa-a-Nova.
Our day seven on the Camino Portugués was shorter than the others, as I developed a mysterious physical condition of my left ankle.
Tomar, Portugal and its Convent of Christ, fortifications and aquaduct is a former Knights Templar castle that should not be missed.
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Our recommendation for the best trekking pole. Carbon fiber construction (not aluminum) makes them ultra light weight and invisible to airport security x-rays! Carry on the aircraft anywhere and save yourself lots of headaches. It worked repeatedly for us! Also hide your poles in your pack from potential thieves, before you get to your albergue! (See more of our gear recommendations!)
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