Month: May 2019

Freya van Dien

CdD 1.0 ~ Picture of the day ~ May 7

Treasure in the woods In the woods near Carregal do Sal we came passed this abandoned farm house in the shade of Cedars and a granite giant.

Freya van Dien

CdD 1.0 ~ The numbers

It’s a Dutch saying and holds some truth all though both ‘knowing’ and ‘truth’ are contested concepts 🙂 In any case we thought it would be good to share some numbers about our Caminho do Dão. Tomorrow is the last day of walking and it will be a ‘shorty’, only 12 km. We want to …

Freya van Dien

CdD 1.0 ~ Where the fires came

Yesterday on hiking day 5 we walked into the part of the Dão valley that burned in the fires of October 2017. These fires burned their way through the Centro region of Portugal and lasted 1.5 days, consuming 500.000 hectares, many lives were lost (human and animal) and houses and businesses destroyed. I am estimating …

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CdD 1.0 ~ Boa Gente

This message is dedicated to all the kind and open hearted people we have met on our Caminho since we started 3 days ago. I know it is not necessary for the story but I wish I had taken a picture of everyone we got to really meet and talk to as I just want …