Third Camino’s a Charm

After the Via Dinarica the plan was to hike across Spain via the Camino de Frances route of the famous pilgrimage to Santiago. There are numerous routes beginning across Europe, all ending in Santiago. We chose the Frances because it’s the most popular route and we figured we’d get the true Camino pilgrimage experience. Well … Continue reading Third Camino’s a Charm

Day 55: A Bizarre End To A Bizarre Trail

I wake up, pop my head outside my tent, and am again blown away by the scenery around me. Albania is killing it! Today is potentially our last day on the trail. Originally we’d planned to break up this section into 2 days, but we ended up hiking extra miles yesterday due to the water … Continue reading Day 55: A Bizarre End To A Bizarre Trail

Day 54: We’re In Albania!!!

When we wake we can barely see the lake, a heavy morning fog has settled over the water. We follow a trail up above the fog, over the edge of the lake and after less than a mile we are in Albania. There’s no official crossing, we’re just on a trail. The Via Dinarica route … Continue reading Day 54: We’re In Albania!!!

Day 53: When Horses Attack

The truck is still stuck outside the hut when we wake up and it looks like the guys are sleeping in the cab. We use the small stove in the hut to make coffee, eat a quick breakfast, and head out. The scenery today is gorgeous once again. We walk through rolling hills framed by … Continue reading Day 53: When Horses Attack

Days 51 -52: Taking It Easy As We Near The End Of Montenegro

We take our time getting up this morning, although we’re still on the trail by 7:00. We just finished a 48-mile stage in two days, we thought it’d take 4! The trail is a gravel road today, which I’ve come to be thankful for. It’s just so much easier to walk on and less stressful … Continue reading Days 51 -52: Taking It Easy As We Near The End Of Montenegro

Days 48 – 50: A Town Day, A Rain Storm, and A Canine Sock Thief

We take a day off in Zabljak so I can rest my leg. I basically sit in bed all day and eat snacks. We venture out in the morning for breakfast and to resupply and then later I walk the five minutes into town to buy ibuprofen and a bag of frozen peas so I … Continue reading Days 48 – 50: A Town Day, A Rain Storm, and A Canine Sock Thief

Days 46 – 47: Highest Highs and Lowest Lows

We pack up while everyone else is still sleeping. Neither of us got much sleep with the drunken singing, a dog barking all night, and a bunch of kids listening to loud music. We head out just after 6 am, excited to get to the top of Maglič and grateful there’s clear skies today. The … Continue reading Days 46 – 47: Highest Highs and Lowest Lows

Day 44 – 45: A Mental Breakdown, First Steps Into Montenegro, And A Crazy Balkan Gypsy

The stars are fantastic. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many shooting stars. Every time I wake during the night I look up and see multiple streaks across the sky. The only down side to our cowboy camping is that everything is soaked in the morning. Our sleeping bags and everything else are completely … Continue reading Day 44 – 45: A Mental Breakdown, First Steps Into Montenegro, And A Crazy Balkan Gypsy

Days 42- 43: Into The Wild Zelengora

It’s still pitch black out when I hear Express pack up and leave camp. It’s 4 am. She’s walking the 13 miles into the next town, Kalinovik, as quickly as possible so she can get a ride to Jablanica to pick up her replacement shoes that are being held at the post office. I had … Continue reading Days 42- 43: Into The Wild Zelengora

Days 36 – 41: Zeros In Mostar, A Medieval Village, And The Knife’s Edge

We take three full days off in Mostar. The first day I feel terrible and weak and achy all over so I sleep all day. I think I just needed rest because the next day I still feel weak, but so much better. We have a great Air BnB right in old town and the … Continue reading Days 36 – 41: Zeros In Mostar, A Medieval Village, And The Knife’s Edge