The End of the World As We Know It July 14th 2011 Well, this is it. The end of the line. After six weeks of walking I've run out of land. I'm writing this from Cape Finisterre, which until Columbus(?) was the end of the known world, the edge of something that no one at that time, and probably today as well, could really grasp at convincingly. Grandiose words I know. I can already hear the 'pretentious siren' sounding around town. ... read more
Europe » Spain » Galicia » Cape Finisterre Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
I'm currently planning, or attempting to plan, a trip walking the Camino de Santiago in either May or June 2011. I'm buzzing with excitement to the point where I can't really plan very well, or study for the exams and essays I have to do before then, but who cares, it's an adventure!
Apart from that, I'm a 24-year-old journalism student from England, currently living in Stoke-on-Trent, who is suffering serious withdrawal symptoms from not having ventured out into the big wide world (globally - I'm not a shut in) since Mexico 2009.
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