Walking Camino de Santiago – Day 11, We Are Going to Finisterre

River, Walking Camino de Santiago, Spain

Kaspars’s diary of the adventure completed in spring 2013. Translated by Una. It is April 30. I fell asleep after 11 PM and slept through the night? Yeah, right… At about 1 AM I am woken by a strange noise coming from somewhere behind my back. I don’t get up to look what is it, but I stay on the … Read More

Volunteering in Holiday Houses – Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

Volunteering in Artistirma, Fuerteventura

It was November 2014. We were in Latvia. It was snowing outside. And we had an idea – to escape the winter in Europe without going too far from Europe. But how to do it? Where to go and is it even possible without spending too much money? Few days of research and we knew it – we need to go to Canary … Read More

Amsterdam, Our First Impressions

Ancient ship in the heart of Amsterdam

It was 14th of May, a very, very hot day in Fuerteventura. The sky was hazy because of the dusty wind from Sahara. Temperature in the shade was over 39 Celsius (103 degrees Fahrenheit). In the sun it was scorching hot. The wind, usually a bit cool and refreshing, that day was hot as well. And that’s the day, when we had a flight … Read More

Walking Camino de Santiago – Day 10, Small Finish – Santiago de Compostella

Walking Camino de Santiago, Spain

Kaspars’s diary of the adventure completed in spring 2013. Translated by Una. It is April 29. Yesterday in the evening, when arriving to this albergue, I was feeling very, very good, better than everyone else. When walking the last kilometers I even thought – maybe I can run to Santiago de Compostella? Maybe to say to my mates: “Hey, I am … Read More

Walking Camino de Santiago – Day 9, Almost in Santiago de Compostella

Walking Camino de Santiago, Spain

Kaspars’s diary of the adventure completed in spring 2013. Translated by Una. It is April 28. We wake up a little bit after 7 o’clock. We must leave albergue before 8. Looks like the weather today will be complete rubbish. We don’t even need to look out of the window to understand that. Everyone in the albergue puts their rain jackets on … Read More

Walking Camino de Santiago – Day 8, Oops, We Did a Marathon Again

Downhill, Walking Camino de Santiago, Spain

Kaspars’s diary of the adventure completed in spring 2013. Translated by Una. It is April 27. If the municipal albergue you need to leave not later than at 8 o’clock, then here, it’s almost on the contrary – it’s strictly prohibited to make noises till 7 o’clock. So we get up after 7. The others tell me that the teenagers left … Read More

Walking Camino de Santiago – Day 7, Almost a Holiday

A boot somewhere in Spain, walking Camino de Santiago

Kaspars’s diary of the adventure completed in spring 2013. Translated by Una. It is April 26. Probably you won’t be surprised – we were so exhausted after yesterday’s extra long walk. It was more than 40 km long and took us 12 hours, including the time spent in the few stops. As we were so tired we went to sleep early. Today … Read More

Walking Camino de Santiago – Day 5, Walking in the Mountains

Crossing the mountains - Walking Camino de Santiago, Spain

Kaspars’s diary of the adventure completed in spring 2013. Translated by Una. It is April 24, 6 o’clock. Many alarm clocks in the dormitory start to ring. As it looks like a half of the pilgrims wake up at the same time as we, at 6 o’ clock. After a while we go to the kitchen where breakfast is served. But … Read More