I’m Off Then (to Toronto, England and … oh yeah … Sevilla)


[Walking stick]

After I decided to walk the Vía de la Plata back in January, I spent some time on the Internet reading about cities along the route and dreaming.

Most of the websites I found were aimed at tourists, and included sections like Getting There and Away. The first time I saw those words, my instinctive response was confusion.

Obviously, you get there on foot and leave walking.

A split second later my brain kicked in and reminded me that most travellers take planes, trains and buses.

I’ve been one of those travellers. I backpacked around Europe, volunteered in Thailand, worked in England and travelled in Mexico, Southeast Asia, and a bit of China. And then I walked the Camino from Le Puy to Santiago, and decided walking was by far my favourite way to travel.

So I’m off again in two days. I’ll be doing some non-walking travel for the first week: flying to Toronto to visit friends, then to England to see another friend … and finally to Sevilla, where I’ll start walking the Vía de la Plata.

I’ve spent the last few months accumulating information and other things I’ll need for the trip, walking around the neighbourhood with my backpack, and buying a variety of airplane tickets. And I still can’t believe I’m really going.

It seems too good to be true.

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As far as this blog goes, I have at least one post ready for you next week.

After that, I’ll try to keep you posted intermittently (I’m aiming for at least once a week) about my Vía de la Plata walk.

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Or of course you could just check back here occasionally.

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Posted by Anna-Marie Krahn at 2:50 pm
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5 Comments

5 Responses to I’m Off Then (to Toronto, England and … oh yeah … Sevilla)

  1. Agnes says:

    Good Luck! and take care!

  2. Eric (@CaminoTweets) says:

    Buen Camino, Anne-Marie! I hope it all goes well for you. Looking forward to your posts and photos when you get back.

  3. Emilene says:

    I’m jealous!! Hope you have a WONDERFUL trip – I look forward to reading your updates!

    Buen Camino my friend!

  4. Anna-Marie says:

    Thanks! I’m looking forward to telling you all about it.

  5. Inge says:

    Have a wonderful trip Anne Marie. I hope your sleeping bag gives you lots of comfort 🙂 . I look forward to following your updates!

    Happy travels,
    Inge