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After getting my first passport in 2006 and traveling to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania my life changed. I began the process of getting rid of all my possessions and traveling the world. Traveling to over 100 countries and all 7 continents, hostels have been my home. This "new life" has taught me what is important and it was NOT accumulating money or possessions. Traveling is the best education. I hope my blog will encourage others to travel. My World Tattoo was a way for me to express my PASSION FOR TRAVEL.

Day 24 on the Camino ( Vega to Laguna de Castillo ) 11.5 k or 7 miles

September 16, 2015

Unfortunately the weather was as expected. Hiked up 3000 feet in a steady rain and unbelievable wind. Near the top of the mountain I was almost blown to the ground and all hikers were checking to see if everyone was okay. At its worst wind at the top probably was 70-80 mph but not sustained winds. Only did 11.5 kilometers as there were no rooms for another 20 k so did not want to chance it. Surprising what a hot shower and bottle of wine will do for a cold, soaked hiker.

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