I watched a documentary on the "Camino" in Spain and fell in love with it immediately. Less than a year later the universe nudged me forward, an it was time to take this 500-mile trek through northern Spain. Pretty quickly into the planning process I realized I would be going on my own. I bought a plane ticket -- to make it official -- and with 2 months to go before departure, I began prepping for the walk.
I knew from the beginning that this needed to be MY Camino, no one else's. I would be traveling there on my own, I would make decisions on my own, and I would sometimes walk on my own. And so I did. It was absolutely wonderful. There were times when I was lonely, times when I felt a bit like an oddball or faced an awkward goodbye. I certainly could have developed better relationships or had better closure. But I did it all my way, and I wouldn't change a thing.
Wherever you go, whatever you do: make time to walk your own "Camino". With friends -- or alone. Wherever you want to go, doing whatever you want to do. There's a place in this world for compromise, but the world needs you to DO YOU. Here's to your journey. . .
Walk around the medieval Old Town and travel in time with the stories and legends from the past. See the most important monuments of the Gothic quarter. At the end of your trip, relax with a glass of Sangria in the Boqueria Market.