Do you fancy a quieter, more contemplative walk to Santiago de Compostela? More calming, embracing the solitude, and using your skills. Consider walking in winter then.
Aymeric Picaud visita Estella y la cita en su guía del Códice Calixtino. Georgiana señala que al monje francés le gustó “the cooking” y “he praised … La villa de Estella, “great trading centre” de la Europa medieval
When I came back home with my very first Compostela, I went to Mass not far from my office and asked the priest after Mass to hear my confession. I was completing a circuit that had started on Christmas Day 2010 when I flew from New York to Madrid to catch a bus to Sarria […]
I’m home from walking the Camino. Now what do I do?!
New BOOK Notice! Not a guidebook, no maps, no long-winded legends or history – just lots of stories and helpful suggestions to anyone planning their first Camino or just waiting to go back. Geared toward American Pilgrims, this book is a must-have, must-read. It’s the perfect companion to your standard guidebooks, like John Brierley, the […]
I am spending a week volunteering at the restoration of a 12th century fortress on the Camino de Santiago just outside Pamplona in the magnificent countryside of Navarre. I greet passing pilgrims who walk by while the new owner of the property works on the project. They are on their way to Santiago de Compostela […]
Pilgrims start arriving right at sunrise – probably before! We leave each day from Pamplona at 7:15 or thereabouts, arriving just a few minutes later to open the church and start working, I’ve got the easiest job ever! I speak to passing pilgrims and welcome them to The Abbey, escorting them into the church […]