1. Sometimes you’ll say “buen camino” when you really mean “go to hell.”
Buen-effing-Camino to the bicyclists who zoom by and nearly clip your elbow, to the tour bus companies, and to all the pilgrims who act like the Camino is a competitive race or turn the dorm room lights on at five in the morning.
2. You’ll hate walking.
Not always, but often by the last five kilometers of a day you’ll curse your shoes, the rocks, the world, and your nonexistent-long-lost wealthy uncle. This outburst of anger magically dissipates once you stop walking and sit with friends around the dinner table. Then, like forgetting the pains of childbirth, you wake up the next day with smiles and do it all over again.