Today I walked with Judith and Lukas the Rest of the way to the swiss- french border (we even met some spanish teachers, that want to inspire their students a bit and were preparing a 1 day trip on the camino de santiago.
After we ate in france and headed back to geneva. A lot of people spoke to me – somebody even invited me to eat something at their favourite Falafel place (I accepted). After eating with Floriane I boarded the train. I’m now recapping all the experiences I made meanwhile 2 weeks.
That’s it I had enough, as much as I love to go further I can’t. I need a break. (Shawn the dragon, my little sidekick understands and supports the decision )
I will listen to my heart. It’s been an achievement going by foot through the whole of switzerland (+2 ships and 1 elevator from a hostel). I’m proud, grateful and humble.
It’s time to reflect upon the things learnt. It’s time to look forward. I’ll publish my learnings here from tomorrow onwards.
I ate so much this evening… I didn’t eat enough yesterday. Right now I’m lIng in bed wanting to finally close my eyes instead of
Lukas and Judith a couple and two friends of mine came visiting today. Lukas walked with me and Judith came later to the hostel.
I decided that I had enough. Two weeks walking as I did is a lot. Still one half of me wishes to push through and keep on going and the other half needs to go back. This dilemma can by taken care of my needs so I can completely enjoy the experience. When I will continue…
But first, tomorrow we’ll go over the boarder to say hi to france.
Today I managed to clean out my backpack some more and sent the tripod back that I thought would be handy… I bought a belt for my pants as my pants loosened up respectively the size of my ass went down. I also bought terrain attachment for the walking sticks – oh damn they were necessary, as it was so hard walking without them on the street. Now it works like a breeze.
It was also great to speak with Christine my host for this evening. I really enjoy private hosts so far, it’s always exciting to what kind of people you meet and in what kind of houses they are living!
I wanted to write the blog post yesterday, I just felt super tired. Even after a whole rest day. So it’s now morning 7:00 AM and our journey continues after staying a day in lausanne.
I was doing a lot of things. Made groceries and restocked my backpack, made pizza, repaired holes in my pants, gave a massage to my feet did some exercises for the knees, packed up everything that I needed, talked with Leo and Pietro, wrote a lot with people and even streamed a bit.
I finally caught up with Carina and Silke. We walked/talked together for about 16 km. This was in Moudon where they stopped their Camino … to be continued!
Incredibly long day, I’m super exhausted. Had some other plans on where to sleep until I found out that the coloc where I departed from 8 years ago still existed. They welcomed me with open arms. I feel super grateful to have had the possibility to reconnect with Leo and Pietro and asked them how they are doing…
I travelled from Romont to Lausanne, about 38km. It was a lot. Buen Camino.
But I could enter this church in Autigny in the afternoon – looks great? Yes, only at first sight. After some minutes of me sitting there, a sound appears : “bzzzzzzzzzz” really loud. I started to investigate. It wasn’t obvious at first… But after seeing that strange device on the wall and then looking down on the floor seeing everywhere dead and half dead flies crawling around… 2+2=4 , fly torture device in church in Autigny.
Today I’m sleeping at a proper house. How privileged! We had a lovely chat although in french. Buen Camino.