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  1. Caitlyn
    February 10, 2014

    Looks stunning! I haven’t been to Galicia before – I really need to explore more of the north – but it’s definitely on the list. Though when I get there I probably won’t be approaching by foot :)
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  2. Corinne
    February 10, 2014

    Such a gorgeous place…I love Galicia. Don’t plan on hiking the trail, though…good for you!
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    • Cat Gaa
      February 12, 2014

      Even doing a day or two is great! I’m considering a long hike during our upcoming long weekend, and then just taking the bus back. It’s been six months since we finished, and my feet are itching again!

  3. Ryan from Jets Like Taxis
    February 10, 2014

    That’s really nice, Cat. Oh, the things you got to see and experience during your walk. Insane.
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    • Cat Gaa
      February 12, 2014

      Yes – like your big trip, just with my feet!

  4. Trevor Huxham
    February 11, 2014

    Galicia is off-the-beaten-track as it is (unless you’re talking about the Camino, ahem), and Lugo province (along with the rest of the interior) is usually passed over for the Rías Baixas, Santiago, and Coruña—which is a shame because it’s so beautiful! I love your panoramic shot of the whole town.

    Random fact: one of my auxiliar friends (who I met on the plane ride to Spain two years ago!) actually taught in Mondoñedo last year!
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    • Cat Gaa
      February 12, 2014

      Precisely why we chose the Norte! If you get to Mondoñedo, you’d love it. Lugo has so many beautiful villages, and the Camino was an awesome way to see that!

  5. amelie88
    February 12, 2014

    Lovely pictures and kudos to you for sticking to your original plan. Knowing me, I would have gotten onto the bus (I’ve been on too many infamous “hikes” chosen by my dad which have always resulted in the most grueling, catastrophic climbs) and not looked back.

    Also I love the names of your French friends (I’m assuming they are French?). Claude is my grandpa’s name and Sandrine’s is my sister’s. :)
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    • Cat Gaa
      February 12, 2014

      It was definitely one of those moments where I thought about the emotional consequence, and not the physical ones. I was not outdoorsy as a kid, despite loving summer camp, so this felt like a big accomplishment for my, physically. Looking back six month later, it has even more significance.

      And, yes, lovely French people we met along the way – they were great!

  6. Gayla
    February 17, 2014

    Congratulations to you for sticking to your resolve. I hope the pain from the trek has healed. I would love to visit Galicia. Even my friends from Valencia tell me that I’ll enjoy it. Mondonedo will have to be one of my stops :-)

    • Cat Gaa
      February 19, 2014

      Galicia is wonderful – homegrown Spain!

  7. Elle in Spain
    February 17, 2014

    Galicia keeps calling to me. I haven’t been yet… and now I have YOU waving it in front of me too 😉
    Elle x
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  8. wanderingeducators
    February 17, 2014

    Such incredibly beautiful photos. You make me want to go!
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  9. Jennifer
    February 19, 2014

    Those photos are lovely! And what an accomplishment for you. I bet I would have given up and lost out on seeing the town.
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    • Cat Gaa
      February 20, 2014

      I had to dig deep, that’s for sure!

  10. Mary @ Green Global Travel
    February 22, 2014

    Your photo of the vista is beautiful. I’m glad that you were able to find the inner strength to continue even through the pain.
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  11. Travelogged
    February 22, 2014

    So beautiful and sunny! Wish i was there right now!
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  12. Terry at Overnight New York
    February 25, 2014

    Sounds like you had a memorable climb — and got some splendid photos along the way!
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