Tag: hiking

  • Way of the King

    Way of the King

    On Wednesday morning, a friend tagged me in a Facebook clip of ‘the most dangerous hiking path in the world’.  I watched it, saw it was in southern Spain, and replied, “holy fuck, I’ll go this weekend!”.  Thus began a highly impractical series of misadventures. I was actually already supposed to be heading to Madrid…

  • Hysterical: Audinghen to Boulogne-sur-Mer

    Hysterical: Audinghen to Boulogne-sur-Mer

    After three days and nearly 110km, day four would finally be a shorter day.  My destination was Boulogne-sur-Mer, which seemed to be the last place to get an ‘easy’ connection back to Brussels via Lille.  I did briefly consider just continuing to walk, ad infinitum, but my body was honestly not up to it.  Also,…

  • Ecstatic: Calais to Audinghen

    Ecstatic: Calais to Audinghen

    I swear Calais’ Punjabi restaurant gave me superpowers, because I woke up on day three feeling like I wasn’t going to re-commence sobbing with every other step.  My mission for the day would be reaching Audinghen, as the only village under 40km away with accommodation less than 80 euro for the night.  (I was very much…

  • Pained: Loon-Plage to Calais

    Pained: Loon-Plage to Calais

    When I woke up on my second morning of doing the Belgian coast walk, I felt like I was going to die: I was already shaking, and I hadn’t even gotten out of bed, yet.  Therefore it was somewhat of a pleasant surprise to wake up after my first 38km on the French coast feeling…

  • Overwhelmed: De Panne to Dunkerque

    Overwhelmed: De Panne to Dunkerque

    In November last year, and following my 500km Spanish hike, it occurred to me that I should now walk the entire way around Europe. With a long weekend coming up, I decided I’d knock off the Belgian coastline, from Knokke-Heist to De Panne, in a couple of days—and in this year’s xmas downtime period, the…