In this age of mass tourism when taking a cruise or a package tour is a growing phenomenon, the simple experience of walking by foot along a Spanish Camino is a growing trend. Last year in 2018 over 320,000 people walked into Santiago de Compostela and many more ( like myself) have walked just part of a Camino finishing before Santiago. In my seven days … Continue reading The Spanish Camino brings soul to the travel experience
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?
Giulio and I are now into countdown mode for our trip to Spain departing Adelaide on May 2, 2015. We will be away for four and a half weeks with the main highlight being a walk of about three weeks along half of the Via de la Plata ( a 1,000 kilometre trek beginning in Seville) We plan to start in Salamanca and finish in Santiago de … Continue reading Getting ready for our first Spanish Camino in May 2015