Archiv für den Monat: März 2011

Journey is over!!!

Hey guys!
I MADE IT!!! On the 18. march I arrived in Santiago de Compostela (walked for around 720km!!!). It was such a great feeling… We started to run and jump around in the end, because we were all so excited!!! Then we met so many people in front of the cathedral we met during our camino…  I even met the danish soldier again, who I havent seen for almost 2 weeks!
After the pilgrim-mesa we went to a bar to celebrate my birthday and the end of the camino! One of the best birthdays so far!!!

I was sitting with Matthew (Canada)… drunk beer and smoked cuba cigarrs… awesome!!!

At night we went to the plaza in front of the cathedral, lying down, watching the stars and smoked another cigar 😀 LIFE IS GREAT 😉

The last 3 days I walked to the „end of the World“ (another100km)… as soon I walked by the beach I just put off my clothes and jumped into the water….great feeling, even it was freazing cold!!! People were all looking at me because I was running at the beach with backpack and a GREAT smiling face 😀

Now I enjoy my first day of not walking, just lying on the beach!
By the way… there is an awesome sunset at the end of the world… so if you got time, just walk there 😉

I wanna thank you all for the great supporting comments on this blog, facebook, calls, text-messages, emails, etc.!!!

You were always in my minds!
As soon I go home, I gonna put a little gallery online, this will be my last action on this blog (26.march!)

Take care, mucha suerte, Alles gute!

traveling is great – you can change plans every day!

Hey guys,
right now I am in Aruza…just around 40km to Santiago… so I will walk 35 tomorrow and then just another 5km on 18.march to Santiago… so I gonna make me my own Birthday present!!! 😀
After that I gonna walk another 90km to finisterra (end of the world)..
So… what about the subject of the post:
Actually my flight home from Santiago would be on 27. march. But I just booked a flight to fly home on 25. march! BUT not from santiago… I will go to Madrid and check out what is going on there  😉

My health-status so far: blisters: fine, knee:fine, left foot:twice as big as right one (swollown since 3 days….)

Bin im Moment in Aruza, noch 40km bis Santiago…. Morgen 35 und dann nochma 5km am 18.maerz! Mache mir quasi selbst mein Geburtstagsgeschenk in Santiago einzulaufe!!! Danach dann noch 90km bis nach finisterra (ende der welt)
Zum Titel des posts… ich hab gerade eben beschlossen mein flug am 27maerz von santiago nach Frankfurt verfallen zu lassen… und hab fuer den 25. maerz einen von madrid gebucht 😉 D.h. ich werd von Santiago mit Bus nach madrid fahren und mir die schicke stadt fuer 2 tage anschauen 😉 Vieñlleicht kauf ich auch  ne neue hose 😀
Mein gesundheitsstatus: blasen okey, kniee okey, linker fuss ist doppelt so dick wie rechter… seit 3 tagen geschwollen…. zu hause wuerd ich 1-2 tage daheim bleiben oder dann zum arzt… hier,…naja hier steht man auf, macht voltaren drauf, nimmt notfalls ne ibuprofen und weiter gehts ;))

Alright… we will look for some food now!!

@Eltern: Danke fuer den super Poncho… alle anderen haben nur so 5euro dinger und kaufen alle 4 tage neuen weil die kaputt gehen 😉 super lustig wieviele fetzen auf dem weg rumliegen 😀
Und wie schauts mit abholen? Klappt des auch am 25. maerz? 😉 bin 16:25 in hahn!

Dia 18 – Ponferada to Villa Franca (25km)

Hey… today we decided to take an easy day because everyone of the group is pretty exhausted! (that is also the reason that no updates the last days…)
At the moment I travel still with Heroki, but also a swedish girl, brazial girl and canadian guy! Pretty nice group with a lot of fun 😀

Hey, heute haben wir mal wieder nen ruhigeren Tag gemacht, weil wir alle ziehmlich am „Sack“ sind.(daher auch keine updates die letzten Tage im blog)
Aktuell bin ich immernoch mit Hiroki unterwegs, abernun auch mit einer Schwedin, Brasilianerin und einem Kanadier! Sehr lustige truppe 😉

Here are some fact about the last days:

  • Felt over a root and SMASH… just lying on the ground an laughing 😀
  • Heroki took on a mountain the wrong way and had seen me on the other side just shouted for me 😀 HHAHA and I was just wondering why he is on the different site than me 😉
  • Spring is on..swedish girl (Lilly) loves them… so we hug all the time we see flowers 😀
  • Toes are bleeding (no blisers…) but brasilien girl (doctor) gave me some antibiotik cream … helps kind of 😉
  • EVERYONE (even locals in bars) laugh about my walking stick… we just call it „the TREE“ because it is so masive!
  • Fernanda (brasil) had snow for the 1st time.. so I showed her the Snowangel and build a snowman….. for sure I also threw a snowball at her 😀
  • Went to the Cruz Ferro to put my stone down!
  • We walked sometimes 40 to 45 km…. ohhmy  god…12 hours of walking… thats pretty hard!
  • Last time we walked 2 hours in the darkness cause we took a too long lunch break…. WE HAD a beautifull heaven full of stars… we just had a grouphugging….amazing moment!!!
  • Some nones offered me to stay a day longer in the habourge because I couldnt walk and stand up during the mess 😉 But I kept walking!

Now it is time for eating Pizza!!!
Btw, I had my first Double-whopper hat burger king… AMAZSING!!!! best burger ever ;D

Dia 10 – Burgos – Castrojeriz 39,7km // all: 258,3km

Today I had a really hard an nice day… walked almost 40km… just because I met an friend from japan on the way and stayed with him… so it just happend 😉 But now I got some blisters… to bad 😉
Heute hatte ich einen harten aber auch schoenen Tag… bin ca. 30km gelaufen…eigentlich nur weil ich unterwegs einen freund aus japan getroffen habe und mit ihm gelaufen bin… zack waren 40 km um… Allerdings gabs heute die ersten blisters…schleeecht 😉

SOME FACTS about my travel so far:

  • Because of today I am one day in advance (nice to have a spare day!)
  • At moment traveling with japanese and swiss guy…probally not tomorrow because I cant walked far …2 MONSTER-blisters
  • Both pants (hiking and raining) pants have quit big holes so far 😀
  • I shower every 2nd day
  • Still wearing the same tshirt for hiking… didnt wash it so far 😉 lallalala 😀
  • washed me hiking socks 2 days before the first time… THE SMELLED SOOOO BAD
  • Knees getting better beacause of bandage from farmacy and landscape is flat at the moment
  • Just used a needle for putting off my blisters…hopefully getting better 😉
  • My spanish is getting much better (I even hat to help korean people to talk with a spanish hospilatero!
  • When Iam arriving at at habourge at the end of the day…. I just cant stop smiling!!! It is such a great feeling after hours of walking
  • HOT SHOWER.-..AWESOME… I stay there for 20-30minutes…GREAT!!!!
  • Today I discussed with Hiroki (Japan) how nice it would be to find a habourge with an hotpool or sauna 😀
  • Teresa (Korea) went home because of so problems back home… really sad… Gave me a nice present at the end… kind of meaningfull 😉
  • I start walking around 6 or 7…. it nice to make some KM in ne morning!!! even its dark (HEADLIGHT rocks)
  • Santiago is not the end… I will walk 100km more to Finisterra… just a Cliff at the sea…
  • Yesterday a great night at burgos (2spanish, 1danish,1 korea, 3japan) just a lot of tapas and beers in 3 different bar (spanish way of life!!!)
  • Found a Bar called Muenchen….I just had to went in for a Paulaner….was quite nice 😉

This are so far some fact about my travel…stay tuned! Tomorrow it will be pretty hard to walk with the blisters… I hope I can do it somehow… at the moment they hurt like hell…. The are soooo big that I thougt about giving them names 😀

[UPDATE] Nature is amazing & PICTURES

Right nowI am in ages..just before burgos 😉
Hat grad food in the halbourge… stay here together with a guy from switzerland…pretty hard to communicat… just a mix of spanisch and english 😉
2 days ago I started walking at 6:30 in the moring.. still dark…and raining ;(  at 7 it started to get bright… nice with the sun in the back… at 7:10 the first rainbow! 7:20 put rainpants in a bar on… 7:30 no rain 😀 9:00 started to snow 😀  just after that… hail… and another rainbow.. just amazing how fast it is changing 😉

Morgen gehts nach Burgos… gerade gut in der albuerge gegegessen… bin heut mit nem schweizer (franzoeschier part) hier…kommunikation ist sehr lustig 😀 ein mix aus english und spanisch
vor 2 tagen bin ich um 6:30 losgelaufen…war noch alles dunkel und hat geregnet, um 7 wurds dann hell und sonne kam sau gut hinter mir raus…7:10 super regenbogen, 7:20 regenhosen angezogen, 7:30 kein regen mehr 😉  9uhr hats dann auf einmal geschneit und danach gehagelt 😉 daher wieder n regenbogen 😉 wechselt sau schnell hier 😀

Starting at 6:30
Nice rainbow (2 at a day 😉
awesome sunset behind me! SNOW!!! (plz send my snowboardboots)

danish soldier and korean woman 😉   ( )