Camino Resources and Misc.

Some information to help in planning your Camino and deciding which one amongst other things.

Global Pilgrim House:

After 7 years of a home free existence traveling the globe and walking many pilgrimages, these restless feet have found a home. Why not in Muxia not far from the 0 Mile Marker of The Camino de Santiago. Our intention is to create “Global Pilgrim House” where we will adorn the walls with clusters of …

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Which Camino Should I Walk? The Camino Frances Or?

Frances may be my favorite but each Pilgrim is unique. The better question to ask is, “Which Camino Is Best For Me?” First of all, it is important to be aware that the Camino de Santiago is a personal journey and there is no right, wrong, best or worst Camino. Do some research and walk …

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HOW THE CAMINO DEL NORTE IS DIFFERENT FROM CAMINO FRANCES.

This is one peregrino’s perspective so admittedly biased but I also talked with other pilgrims who have done both to confirm these points. For anybody considering either or both of these 2 great Caminos. ——– 1. MORE BEAUTIFUL NATURE ON DEL NORTE:You walk in the mountains and near or on the coast so the combined …

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HOW THE JAPAN 88 TEMPLE AND KUMANO KODO PILGRIMAGES ARE DIFFERENT FROM THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

After walking the Camino de Santiago several times via multiple routes I walked the 88 Buddhist Temple Pilgrimage in Japan. While they are both pilgrimages and have religious significance as well as spiritual and healing powers and other similarities the aim here is to explain how they are different to assist pilgrims who have walked …

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HOW THE CHEMIN DuPUY (VIA PODIENSIS) IS DIFFERENT FROM CAMINO FRANCES

Via Podiensis is one of the four main pilgrimage routes through France and considered the most beautiful. Le Puy to St. Jean-Pied-de-Port is in France while Camino Frances is in Spain all but one day which is the main differentiator. Here are 10 more differences from one pilgrim’s admittedly biased perspective: 1. Quieter: There are …

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HOW THE VIA DE LA PLATA IS DIFFERENT FROM THE CAMINO FRANCES:

This is one peregrino’s perspective so biased but I also talked with many other VDLP and Frances peregrino’s to confirm these points. The intent is to give Camino Frances veterans a sense of How The Camino Via de la Plata is different from Camino Frances: 1. Longer: Via de la Plata (VDLP) is 1000 kilometers …

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Pain and How We Deal With It On The Camino

    On the 4th day of Camino via de la Plata(VDLP) and walking through the Parque Sierra in the early morning enjoying the sunrise and the mist in the trees amidst the rolling green hills. For some reason the topic of pain keeps coming to mind. Perhaps it’s because my feet feel like the bones …

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How To Keep The Camino With You After Leaving It

Sitting in Fisterra on the 61st day of My Camino. Enjoying the quiet and appreciating the chance to rest my weary body for the first time in 31 days since St. Jean Pied-de-Port. Awoke to a beautiful sunrise over the Atlantic feeling the same sense of awe that the ancient pilgrims must of felt when …

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You never know where you will find inspiration on The Camino!

Beautiful walk today from Barbadelo to Airexe starting at 7 in the dark and thick foggy mist. Saw no one until 8:30 almost running over a tiny old woman who was attempting to get out of the way of a tractor. I stopped for a long breakfast and then bumped into her again and loved …

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IT’S A SMALL WORLD-Camino de Santiago to Panama

It has been 4 months since my last day on La Compestela de Santiago or known simply as The Camino,  finishing 51 days of walking in Valencia, Portugal just across the border from Tui, Spain. The Camino is a living spirit and it remains in my soul. I miss the nature, the rhythm of the …

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Camino Reunion on the Wicklow Way in Ireland

  So its been just over 6 months since I finished my first Camino walking from France (St. Jean Pied-de-Port) to Santiago, Finnisterre, and then on to Portugal (Valenca). On the pilgrimage I was  surprised to find such a large number of Irish. While walking through Spain I gradually fell in love with the walk …

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