Just wanted to let you know that I reached Santiago on May 28, 2 days later than I had planned. I definitely don’t regret not being able to walk to Finisterre as it meant that I could really take my time walking the early stages. Reaching Santiago was fairly anticlimatic – it takes a while to walk through the city to get to the historic centre and once I reached the cathedral, at first I didn’t realize it! I had to ask someone if this was it! haha – and then it was, “oh…I’m here?” For me, the end really kicked in once I handed over my pilgrim’s passport for verification in order to get my compostella. And then I didn’t have a chance to let it sink in as I had to rush to get checked in my hotel in order to make it in time for noon mass at the cathedral. I will post more details later this summer but for now, I wilI say that I got to see the butufomerio (sp?) swing!! Twice!!!
This blog will change focus for the next few weeks – I am off to Turkey so I will be posting some updates on that as I find some wifi/computers. However, I have lots to share about the camino so once I am back home in July, i will be posting articles on various aspects of the journey. And photos! Lots of ’em 🙂
Thank you to those who commented on my camino posts – hope to hear from you while I’m in Turkey and later on in the summer as I continue with writing about the Camino experience. So for now, adios until I send a “merhaba!” post from Turkey later this week!