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About silkakt

I'm a map addict. I nip out in my lunch break to go to the National Map Centre, just around the corner from where I work, to feed my habit. My fix normally costs £7.99 and comes in the form of an OS map, although I'm a big fan of Sustrans cycle maps, the Trailblazer walking guides and maps of the world too. And once I've got my new map, I start plotting - routes, adventures and an escape away from the office that I spend too much time in. Maps, quite simply, make the world a better and more exciting place.

The Portuguese Way – Day 23

Date: 27 April 2018 Walked from: Padrón Walked to: Santiago de Compostela Distance: 23 km Almost exactly six months ago today I arrived at the plaza next to the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, having finished my month-long walk west … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Way – Day 22

Date: 26 April 2018 Walked from: Caldas de Reis Walked to: Padrón Distance: 19 km Imagine going to Munich and finding they had run out of beer. Or Bruges, and discovering the city was all out of chocolate. That’s how … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Way – Day 21

Date: 25 April 2018 Walked from: Pontevedra Walked to: Caldas de Reis Distance: 22.5 km I have no idea why the British think they are such great drinkers. We honestly pale into comparison with the amount that the Spanish and … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Way – Day 20

Date: 24 April 2018 Walked from: Padrón Walked to: Pontevedra Distance: 23.5km It was a cracking walk through the verdant hills and riversides of southern Galicia today (with the lovely riverside inlet of Arcade a particular highlight) topped by the … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Way – Day 19

Date: 23 April 2018 Walked from: Tui Walked to: Padrón (not THE Padrón, just a Padrón) Distance: 30.4 km After a couple of days of feeling a little over this walk, I’ve had a really fun day. Maybe it was … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Way – Day 18

Date: 22 April 2018 Walked from: Rubiães Walked to: Tui (España) Distance: 19 km I’m in Spain! I’m so damn close to Portugal that I am looking out at it, sitting there just across the river from my hotel room … Continue reading

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The Portuguese Way – Day 17

Date: 21 April 2018 Walked from: Ponte de Lima Walked to: Rubiães Distance: 20 km A short day, and one that was over, walking wise, by lunchtime. The hike involved one steep-ish climb up a ridge from the valley of … Continue reading

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