Which Camino Should I Walk?

Starting The Camino in Lourdes Instead of St. Jean-Pied-de-Port

Yesterday was the Feast Day of Our Lady of Lourdes. For anyone considering a Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage here are 9 reasons why it is a wonderful starting point. While a high majority of pilgrims wanting to do the Camino de Santiago for a month or longer choose St. Jean Pied-de-Port (SJPP) as a starting …

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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 VIA FRANCIGENA CANTERBURY TO ROME PILGRIMAGE IS DIFFERENT FROM THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO.

This is one pilgrim’s perspective from a single pilgrimage ending in October and biased. However it will hopefully provide future pilgrims and Camino de Santiago veterans a sense of what to expect on Via Francigena (VF). 1. Longer Distance and Time: Of course the length is variable depending upon where one starts but the full …

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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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