Anne-Marie and Giulio are embarking on the Portuguese Camino leaving from Porto on May 2nd. It will be 250kms in length and we plan to spend 11 days walking. We leave Adelaide on April 19th and will spend the first few weeks in Andalucia and Porto. If you would like to follow my new blog please visit foodandfootsteps.com and register your interest. Many thanks Anne-Marie Continue reading Plans for Our Portuguese Camino
Walking Lower North Adelaide and beyond is about discovering new cafes and unique architecture mixed in with art galleries, more parklands and yes, horses. Major streets include Melbourne St and O’Connell St for cafes, shops and pubs, Kingston Terrace and Lefevre Terrace for magnificent mansions overlooking parklands and Tynte St and Archer St for heritage housing with a difference. Starting Point From the corner of … Continue reading Footsteps in Adelaide Walk Three: Highlights of Lower North Adelaide
The high end of North Adelaide is the city end and this walk includes 3 important Adelaide icons – Adelaide Oval, St Peter’s Cathedral and Light’s Vision. Starting Point – From the corner of North Terrace and King William St walk about 500 metres north along King William Road past the Festival Centre until you cross the River Torrens. On your left is the Adelaide … Continue reading Footsteps in Adelaide Walk Two: Up High in North Adelaide
North Terrace is Adelaide`s premier boulevard and features major cultural attractions along with trees, gardens, statues, historical buildings and food sensations all within a one kilometre walking distance. Starting point is the King William St and North Terrace corner right at the statue of the soldier on horse. You can look north and see the Festival Centre, Adelaide Oval and St Peters Cathedral in the … Continue reading Footsteps in Adelaide Walk One: Along North Terrace
In 2016 over 270,000 walked over 100 kilometres or cycled over 200 kilometres as part of one of many Camino routes which end in the northern Spanish town of Santiago de Compostela. Here are 10 reasons why you could consider completing a Camino. 1 Travel with Purpose – When you walk on a Camino your specific purpose is to find and follow the waymarkers to your destination. You might be looking out … Continue reading Why walking a Camino should be on your Bucket List
I am sitting in a cafe next to the Santiago Cathedral enjoying a mint tea, listening to numerous church bells and watching the ebb and flow of walkers continuing to cross the finishing line with their packs and walking sticks, tour groups following their leaders and individuals here to observe the unique sights. It is impossible to count the number of walkers coming into … Continue reading The Mystique of the Camino de Santiago – Why are so many people walking to Santiago?
The last few days of walking have been fatiguing for me but there has been a huge sensation of our destination being within reach. Today is a joyous occasion because we scurried into the town of Santiago just in time to attend the famous Pilgrim Mass in the Cathedral with the Botafumeiro swinging at 70 kms per hour. Comments on the last five days Day … Continue reading Arriving in Santiago de Compostela: the Camino has ended!
Day Nine We walked about 30kms from Puebla de Sanabria to Lubian. A significant part of the walking track was diverted to the side of the highway due to road construction. The last 6kms or so was a very pretty, grassyrack heading into mountainous country. Lots of trees and a beautiful entrance into the small village of Lubian built into the side of a … Continue reading Camino Days Nine, Ten, Eleven and Twelve: Puebla de Sanabria to Xunqueria de Ambia
Day Six This was the most beautiful walking track we had experienced so far. A 28 km walk following a river to the town of Rionegro del Puente. Lots of trees, bushes with bright yellow and red flowers and many gilder rose trees. As we crossed a bridge into Rionegro we met an elderly lady (82) who was thrilled to answer our questions about … Continue reading Camino Days Six, Seven and Eight: Santa Marta de Croya to Puebla de Sanabria