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Note: if you see yourself in any of these questions, please understand you are not the only ones that have asked them.

As I make my way through my family and friends telling them about my Camino, I get asked many very interesting questions.

Now most of the time these questions are coming from people who:

  • (a) don’t go outside;
  • (b) don’t walk around the block
  • (c) apparently don’t realize that Spain is bigger than they thought.

The most prevalent question was:  Do you have good shoes?  My immediate first thought is shoes?  I need shoes?  Really thanks for thinking about that for me.

Usually after I answer about the shoes, they ask “Are they broken in real well?”  Again I think you mean I should actually put them on my feet BEFORE I leave? Who knew?

The next most popular question is: “500 miles, how far is that?”  I usually answer 500 miles. They respond not but really how far is that?  And again I say 500 miles.

Then the last question: “Is Spain 500 miles across?”  My response is usually: “no we just walk all the way across until we hit the ocean and keep going until we get to 500 miles.

Then without fail comes: “Well if you keep walking what country is on the other side of Spain?  I respond USA.  The looks from that answer usually stop the questions.

So thanks to all of my family and friends!


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Bonnie Canal

Bonnie Canal, MBCP is an internationally recognized leader in both community and business resilience innovations and strategies. This is achieved by engaging the entire business’s entire organization and with a keen focus on the key leadership personnel.Bonnie has over 30 years’ experience the Information Technology Sector with the last 12 specializing in Business Resilience.

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