Day 40 | Madrid to Toronto via Dublin

Day 40  |  Madrid to Toronto via Dublin

Today’s First Destination: Dublin, Ireland


Today’s Second (and Final) Destination: Toronto, Canada


I had a 2-hour layover in Dublin on my way home. This was just enough time to quickly scarf down a meal and buy a couple small souvenirs before rushing to my gate and boarding my plane.


I can’t tell you how excited I was to be stopping in Dublin after spending so much time with my new Irish friends on the Camino.


The most exciting part of my brief stop in Dublin is that I missed a hallway in the airport and accidentally tried to go through customs when I wasn’t supposed to. The customs agent was actually very friendly. We had a little laugh about it, and he even agreed to stamp my passport, even though I hadn’t technically entered the country. This is a story I was more than happy to share with my Irish friends!


I flew home with Aer Lingus, and I will say I was very happy with the company. I’ve since booked tickets to Ireland with Air Canada, and I regret not having chosen Aer Lingus again.




Well, that’s it.


After all this time, my Camino 2015 blog is finished.


That is the whole trip.


I feel as though I should have something significant to say. Some kind of final good-bye or something. I think maybe the best thing I can say is that you never really say good-bye to your Camino. Your Camino stays with you forever. Maybe (very likely) you’ll walk another one. There are so many routes to Santiago! But even if you don’t, your Camino will always be with you.


I did go back a year later and walk another Camino. This time I did the Portuguese Coastal Way from Porto. It was a lovely route. Someday I hope to get a blog going about that experience, but for now I’ll be taking a bit of a break from Camino blogging.


If you’re interested in getting notifications whenever my new blog posts do eventually start rolling out, be sure to go “LIKE” my Facebook blog page, AdventureBeccaBlog. But for now, this is all, folks!


What do YOU think?

What are your thoughts about the end of the Camino? What was your experience of returning home like? Will you be walking another Camino in the future? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!



(Oh, and P.S…. What are the odds? My last post rolls out on Kevin’s birthday, of all days. Happy birthday, Kev!)

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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.