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Hi friends, 

I am more than overdue checking in. The days seem to flow into each other and I find myself happily unaware of what day it even is. I am 11 days in and it continues to be an incredible experience. 

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I have met people from all around the world, each walking for their own personal reason. I have been giving mini seminars on human trafficking almost daily, when people ask me why I am here. They have been responding well to my message, but I have yet to chat with someone who correctly understood what trafficking truly is.

Trafficking is the process of moving someone along in the direction to exploitation. It involves recruiting, harbouring, transporting, selling and buying of humans for sex or labour. This can happen from country to country, province to province, city to city or in your own neighbourhood. In Canada 96% to 98% of all trafficking is domestic. Everyday young Canadian girls are lured, groomed, bought, sold and raped. I know you all agree with me this is unacceptable. We must do all we can to help our country wake up to this issue to leave our mark on history. 

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On a personal note, my sister Bonnie is coming to walk the rest of the Camino with me! Walking the Camino has been something she has wanted to do for a long time and she arrives on Saturday. I continue to miss my partner Macy daily. It's not the same without her. But I must say walking this with Bonnie will be a lovely experience!

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Until next time!

Buen Camino

Cathy