Day 37 | Bus ride back to Santiago

Day 37  |  Bus ride back to Santiago

Today’s Destination: Santiago de Compostela

 

Before you leave Finisterre, you’ll want to make sure you stop and get your certificate for the Camino de Finisterre. It’s less pretty than the ones you got in Santiago, and it feels a bit less significant, but you’ll still want to get it.

 

There are no trains or planes in Finisterre. If you want to get home (which you probably won’t, but all good things must come to an end!), the easiest way to do so is to take a bus back to Santiago and then fly home from there.

 

The bus ride back to Santiago was both beautiful and horrifying for me. We got spectacular ocean views most of the way, as the road follows the coast. It’s incredible how far you have to go before you stop being able to catch glimpses of Finisterre when you look back. It’s also nice because you see scenery that you didn’t see on the way in because the Camino trail was up in the hills, farther away from the coast.

 

A warning for everyone, but most especially for any pilgrims with weak stomachs:

I’ve never been one to get carsick. It has simply never been an issue for me. Ever. In my entire life. But I started to feel nauseous after about 5 minutes in the bus, and the feeling only got worse and worse, until finally I got sick about 20 minutes before we made it to Santiago!

 

I think it was a combination of the fact that the bus was swerving quickly through all the narrow winding streets, and that I hadn’t been on any kind of vehicular transport in a month and a half. Whatever the cause, it was very unpleasant for me.

 

You may not experience this same issue. For your sake, I really hope you don’t! But if you are someone who often gets car sick, prepare in advance!

 

What do YOU think?

Have you experienced carsickness while on vacation? Do you have any magical tips or tricks to combat it? Share your wisdom in the comments section below! PLEASE! haha 🙂

 

Join me next time for “Day 38: Day off in Santiago
And remember, my Camino 2015 posts come out every Thursday and Sunday!

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Rebecca Reid

I'm a high school English teacher with a passion for finding adventures in everyday life. Big or small, but never boring! I love to travel, make music, and enjoy the great outdoors. I'm generally open to trying any new thing once. I currently live on a small First Nations reserve in northern Canada.