Other post Camino changes –
Twelve months on, whenever I travel now, whenever I’m on the road, I always do my laundry each night. Unfailingly.
Even though I might have fresh clothes in my suitcase, I still wash my t-shirt and smalls. It’s become an ingrained habit.
If they’re not dry by morning, instead of hanging them off the back of my pack, I lay them out on the back seat of the rental.
Also, if there’s a buffet for breakfast, I still nick stuff for later in the day. Even though I might be having a business lunch. I stuff bread rolls and cheese and ham into my shoulder bag.
Another ingrained habit, post Camino.
My check in suitcase, at the airport, was only 16kgs. Before the Camino it was never less than 22-24kgs. Given my post Camino laundry habits, I could probably have got it down to 12kgs easily.
I still don’t need glasses.
Before the Camino, I needed glasses. For fifteen years I wore glasses. I needed them for long distance vision, and I needed another prescription for reading.
i stopped wearing my glasses while walking the Camino – my eyesight demonstrably and inexplicably improved – and I haven’t worn them since.
That’s the Camino.
Clean smalls and clear eyes.