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Álvaro in Obradoiro Square

The Way of Álvaro: from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela

Hi! I am Álvaro from Barcelona, although now, I am living in Bangkok, Thailand. To do the Way of Saint James has always been on my mind. However, since I’m living abroad is difficult to have the time to make it real, as I always come to Spain to visit my family. This time was the right moment as I’m spending some months here.

I started this great experience alone in Sarria. Every single place I saw during the Way has been nice and atmospheric. The third stage, Palas de Rei to Arzúa, was the though one… 32km carrying 7kg on my back but still with a lot of power to continue this experience.

I got some injure in my foot during this stage. Because of that, on the 4th and 5th, I had to walk slowly. These two stages were easier than I expected. I met other people that were in similar conditions to me, so we walked all together cheering us up all the time!

The arrival at Santiago’s Cathedral was an amazing moment, one of the best experiences in my life.

I will do it again next time for sure!



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