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Camino, On Pilgrimage

On pilgrimage.

A pilgrimage is a journey, often into an unknown or foreign place, where a person goes in search of new or expanded meaning about the self, others, nature, or a higher good, through the experience. -Wikipedia I’ve been reading and thinking lately about the idea of pilgrimage. I love to go for a walk, but …

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Snapshots of Burgos, Spain

Snapshots of Burgos, Spain. or The End of the Journey. This post is from the end of our walk from Logrono to Burgos, Spain. You can read more posts from this walk, or from other Camino trips.  In my longtime obsession with the Camino, I have read quite a bit about the different cities that you …

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Day 2 on The Camino (Navarrete to Najera)

Navarrete to Najera. 18 kilometers, Day 2 on The Camino Or It rained and then the sun came out.  This post is our trip log from Navarrete to Najera. You can read more posts from this walk, or from other Camino trips.  Some nights of sleep are so bad that you are just relieved to wake …

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Day 1 on The Camino: Logrono to Navarrete

Logrono to Navarrete. At 12 kilometers, Day 1 on The Camino could also be titled: Let’s Ease Into This, Shall We? We didn’t wake up early in Logrono.  It was probably around 10am when we walked out of our little flat in Logrono and stepped onto the Camino.  We knew we were starting with a …

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Camino Beginnings (Logrono to Burgos)

Camino Beginnings or How You Know It’s Time to Go For A Long Walk in Spain  The Camino de Santiago. It’s one of my favorite trails in the world. Not necessarily because of its beauty (though it is beautiful), but (and I realize how cheesy this sounds) what I really love is the Spirit of the …

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Return to The Camino: Humility Walk

Today I am leaving to Return to the Camino, To go on something I’m calling Humility Walk Why? Because bombs are falling in Syria again. Because people of color are being disproportionately killed in the US. Because poor people are sitting in prison even though they are innocent, just because they can’t afford bail. Because …

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Chasing Daylight in June: The Way

THE WAY: Summary Of Writing From Sarria to Santiago Friends, thank you so much for walking this pilgrimage with me! It has been a joy to share the adventure with you. I’ve enjoyed writing about our time on the Camino. For me, it’s like re-living the beautiful days on the trail to write about them. …

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Snapshots of the Way: Seaside and Sunshine

On the Camino de Santiago, lots of folks head off to a place called Finisterre after reaching Santiago.  There is a tradition of going to the sea to unburden yourself of your belongings. It’s a second and more final ending to your journey. But we really just wanted a day by the sea. So when …

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Snippets of the Way: Pilgrims’ Words

I’m reaching the end of my stories and snippets from the Camino de Santiago, and I feel similar to how I felt about finishing the journey in June. A little sad. The treasure in blogging is that I get to relive the memories as I tell the stories. And the princesses have relived them with me. …

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Snippets of the Way: Pilgrims or Princesses?

LynEtte, Alison, Stephanie and Diane. We declared ourselves to be pilgrims on the road to Santiago. But before we ever started out on the trail, we had a hunch that we were taking The Way a little easier than most. (Camino Lightweights, if you will.) For starters, we were only doing the last stage, by …

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Snippets of the Way: Pilgrims’ Menu

An ode to the food along the Camino de Santiago! The last stage of The Way is in Galicia, a region of Spain known for fresh seafood and red table wine. We tried loads of new foods on our adventure and we definitely found a few new favorites. The octopus is a local specialty. As is the …

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Camino Recipe: Tarta de Santiago

In every bakery window in Santiago you can spot a Tarta de Santiago, a light almond cake that has the cross of St James dusted on top with icing sugar. You can buy boxes of these cakes to take home to your family and friends (I did!) but they tasted better right on the street …

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Snippets of The Way: Pilgrims’ Lodging

While walking along The Way, every night we needed somewhere to sleep. A place to lay our heads and rest our weary bones. Sometimes it was a cabin on a farm, set back from the farmer’s vineyard and vegetable garden. And then he would feed us from his farm. Sometimes it was a room with a sunset view …