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Via Coloniensis - Cologne to Trier and Schengen - Camino De Santiago

Via Coloniensis

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Last updated on 10/28/2020

The Via Coloniensis starts in Cologne or Bonn and leads through the Eifel and Trier to Schengen. It is part of the network of routes of the Camino de Santiago (The Way of Saint James). As multiple routes through Germany join throughout this way, it is connecting most of the german pilgrim routes with the french routes. Once in France one could travel continue to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to join the French Way, the Camino Frances. One of the most popular routes of the ancient pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela.

2021
O Pedrouzo – almost there
O Pedrouzo – almost there

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Yesterday night There was a new pounding pain originating from a blue and red blister. I was really considering going home, fearing an infection. But when I woke up, I started taping feet and knee, put the Ibuprofen Creme on, took the Tabletts and was on the road again.

I thought I was the last one to leave town, but a few steps into the walk I hear Neil from behind: “aren’t we two lazy bastards.” So we started walking together.

We had a good pace, and went for breakfast 8k into the day. After another 5km, we started to hit every bar for Cerveza or two.

Neil even had to beers in his backpack, so the German and the Brit went down the Camino getting pissed 😂

We had a nice lunch, and made it to O Pedrouzo. Neil decided to walk on, I checked in, showers and went for a beer. I ran into Jose and Idiana, and we found a bar, where we were soon joined by many of the others, including Pauline, Priscilla, Brenda and Francesco.

Some one had an ukulele, and we started to sing. He and I did a German, Italien version of Bella Ciao. We had a lot of fun together, and then split up to get food. I spent the evening with Jose, Idy, Priscilla and Brenda. Good food, loads of wine and great company!

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2020
Lockdown
Lockdown lite

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Now no more tourist overnight stays in germany. And again, 2020 interferes in my attempt to bring body and mind back into a healthy rhythm.

In the last few weeks, I have been just exhausted. According to the first sleep monitoring, my sleep is too “fragmented” to get any results, e.g. possible diagnosis of sleep apnoea. During the day I have difficulty staying awake for longer periods. After breakfast, tiredness forces me to my knees, and I usually cannot get up from the sofa until dinner…. I had the hope that through this journey I could force body and mind back into a healthy rhythm. I guess, now I will probably only be able to do a few local hikes…

Lockdown lite

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Categories Via Coloniensis

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Komoot tour:
https://www.komoot.de/collection/1053401/-via-coloniensis-koeln-ueber-trier-nach-schengen

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