This is Ultreia.me, a website as old as my first Camino in 2015. Back then, I’d registered the domain to “do something with it,” an endeavor that would rest for five years.
In its core, Ultreïa is host to a story, the gonzo-style story of a Camino. Born in May of 2020, unhappy that SARS-2 had made it impossible to walk the Camino del Norte that year, I reread my old diaries and decided to, instead of blogging from this year’s Walk, to blog “a” Way. It’s a combination of multiple hikes, the people are real-fictional and so are the events.
… are all inventions of my hyperactive mind. None of the characters is described as they were, I’ve changed countries of origin, jobs, even lumped some together. Heck, for all we know, none of them ever existed. My lawyer made me write the last sentence. Please don’t sue me.
Here, I’m violating my own rules. The reason I rarely write “Camino Frances” is, that most people consider the Frances “the” Camino. I, personally, don’t. But, hey, it’s easier to write and 99% of pilgrims and non-pilgrims don’t mind.
… will be out soon.
The Other Posts
I used to spend way too much time thinking about the Camino. Now I am using some of those brain cycles thinking about, planning, and walking other long-distance hikes. Sometimes I update on a person or place I’ve mentioned in the book. An errata of sorts for a constantly changing world.
I am Mikka. I am just a medic, working emergency medicine in Munich, Bavaria, and learning to become a better medic educator in Nicosia, Cyprus.