Long distance walking is addictive! There is something so beautiful and simple about the sole goal for the day being to walk from A to B carrying everything you need to survive on your own back. Something so uncomplicated but at the same time one of the most challenging things you’ll ever do. Usually at some point throughout the day your body wants to sit down and give in to the relentless aches; which leaves it up to your mind and mental stamina to force one foot in front of the other and push on. Pushing through your boundaries and feeling like you can conquer the world is what creates those endorphins and makes you want to go back for more.
Since completing the Camino de Santiago across Spain in late 2014 there’s been a little voice in the back of my head saying…. What’s next??? Well… this is what’s next. In early July I will be heading off on the European Peace Walk. This is a long distance trail that criss-crosses in and out of five European countries from the starting point in Sopron, Hungary all the way to Trieste, Italy. We will literally be having breakfast, lunch and dinner in three different countries on a couple of days as we jump borders between Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, Croatia and Italy.
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