Camino de Santiago

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Monday Morning Series: See The World

I recently read an article about getting lost in travel….not in the traditional sense of getting lost and not knowing where you are, but in the sense of letting yourself be immersed in the experience of travel – no plans, no expectations….or like Nike says: Just Do It! So, the question for this Monday morning … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Crossing Paths on the Camino de Santiago

Walking the Camino de Santiago was a privilege.  To be able to take the 43 days to walk across the top of Spain, explore the region and get to know more about myself was a luxury.  There were so many amazing people to meet along the way, each with a different story. As I walked, … Continue reading

Monday Morning Series: Painted rocks on the Camino de Santiago

For those who plan on walking the Camino de Santiago, the legend has it that pilgrims are to bring a stone to the Cruz de Ferro, where they will lay it at the cross, a symbol of the burden they have had to bear as they walk to Santiago.  Many leave messages along with their … Continue reading

Crazy Encounters on the Camino de Santiago

Crazy Encounters on the Camino de Santiago Bleary eyed and a little nervous, I was awake before they turned the lights on at the hostel in St Jean Pied du Port at the start of my Camino de Santiago.  It was a damp and drizzly dawn, and everyone was a little restless.  There was an … Continue reading

Tips for walking the Camino de Santiago

Tips for walking the Camino de Santiago The Camino de Santiago has undergone a revival over the years with the number of pilgrims walking this ancient route to Santiago de Compostela growing considerably.  With numbers flourishing, the growing popularity, at times, can put a strain on the system.  While there are countless churches and villages … Continue reading

Palacio del Carmen in Santiago de Compostela: Hotel Review

Palacio del Carmen, Marriott, Santiago de Compostela:  Hotel Review You would not believe my delight as I walked down the street on the way to the Marriot’s Palacio del Carmen in Santiago de Compostela.  The white patio umbrellas out front were the first clue that I was about to be spoilt.  After walking the Camino … Continue reading

Walking to Santiago

Walking to Santiago Hoping to savour my last day on the Camino de Santiago, I left my final pension in Arca rather late.  With the rains of the day before finally past, the trail had an ethereal and misty presence in the morning.  It was the perfect atmosphere for my final day of walking into … Continue reading

The Home Stretch on the Camino de Santiago

Things started to get a little crazy on the homestretch into Santiago – the Camino had become a zoo! I had been duly warned, but was blissed out on the last few days of walking and really didn’t pay attention to what I had been told!  The guide book warned me, a tour guide in … Continue reading

Galicia on the Camino de Santiago

Fast Forward to Galicia on the Camino de Santiago. The beauty of Galicia captivated me before I even left Villafranca del Bierzo.  By far, my favourite stretch as I walked along the Camino de Santiago.  The sheer beauty of the hills and the lush forests were like a tonic to the soul.  The senda (pilgrim’s … Continue reading

Pilgrim Menus on the Camino de Santiago

Pilgrim Menus on the Camino de Santiago Pilgrim menus along the Camino de Santiago are sure to satisfy – a three course menu with wine and bread – how can you go wrong?  They were everywhere along the Camino de Santiago.  Finding a pilgrim menu was also a great way to connect and meet new people … Continue reading

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