I’ve been a bit MIA these past few days, I was away for about a week and when I got back needed a two days to recover from a rather exhausting trip. If you’ve been following me on Twitter and Instagram you would know I’ve been in the South of France and North of Spain this past week. I took a flight with my dad and my sister to Bilbao where I spent one day before taking a bus to France - where the adventure started.
We did a bit of the famously known Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James in English). If you don’t know what it is, it’s a pilgrimage route which finishes in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia (northwestern Spain). It used to be a spiritual route and, though it’s not my case, many people still do it for that same reason.
After spending the morning in the picturesque French town of St. Jean-Pied-de-Port - very small but so beautiful - we started our four day hike and walked about 7km to a refugee in the middle of the Pyrenees. The views of massive green valleys were incredible and breathtaking.
The following day we walked about 18km to Roncesvalles - i.e. I freaking climbed the Pyrenees, how cool am I. It was hard but not as bad as I was expecting, even though the extreme fogginess, the rain and the wind didn’t exactly help. I was a bit gutted when I realised I had missed the Spanish-French border and didn’t get my picture…I guess I’ll have to go back.
And, ladies and gents, this was my 6 day break from hot and sweaty Mallorca, it was so nice to spend a few days in a colder weather! It was a bit different to my usual holidays but I had so much fun and it was cool to visit so many different cities and small towns.