Aoife

Written by Aoife

Aoife has an affinity for all things Hispanic. She has travelled the length of Spain, backpacked her way from Peru to Patagonia and packed in a trip to Cuba! When not travelling, you'll find her lugging her guitar around Dublin.

An insider’s guide to Santander

With its sandy beaches enveloped by the views of the Picos de Europa mountain range, Santander, the Cantabrian capital has a lot to offer. Residents and visitors of Santander, on the Camino del Norte, are spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor activities, with world-class surfing and sailing facilities on their doorstep and mountains just an hour away …

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Carnival on the Via Francigena

The festival of Carnival has become synonymous worldwide with the South American nation of Brazil. But Carnival is actually celebrated in towns and villages all across Europe. In this week’s blog post we’ll take a look at Carnival on the Via Francigena, with a round-up of the most traditional and unusual traditions to be found across Italy. Carnevale de …

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Siena, Italy Siena Food Tour

Via Francigena: 24 hours in Siena

On a trip walking the Via Francigena in Tuscany with three colleagues in October we elected to take an extra day to explore the hilltop city of Siena. It was a decision that I’d happily repeat. Here’s our top things to see in Siena Siena Cathedral Siena is home to an eclectic mix of Architecture ranging …

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Why we love Ferrol

Why we love Ferrol on the Camino Ingles, we talk to Ferrol’s native, Andrea, about what makes her home one of the most special Camino de Santiago towns. Andrea was born in Ferrol on the Camino Ingles but moved to the South of Spain a few years later. Her time in her formative years was divided …

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Beautiful scene on the Camino

Why we love … The Camino

Why we love … The Camino This week we asked our Camino experts what it is that makes the Camino de Santiago so special. Their responses were varied, heartfelt and unique. Here’s what they had to say: JuanMa – Portuguese Coastal Way Outdoor enthusiast, musician and office jester JuanMa hails from the town of Vigo …

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Church on The Northern Way

Amazing Camino Routes for 2017

Make 2017 your year to complete the mighty Camino de Santiago. With so many different Camino routes to choose from, picking one is the hardest part! Sip Sangria in Sevilla, marvel at Medieval architecture in Léon or rove your way through the rolling hills of Northern Spain. Whatever route you decide to take, walking the …

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Ponferrada, a magical Camino town

VIDEO: 9 Magical Camino Towns

From Pontedeume on the French Way with its Templar castle via the fairytale city of Salamanca all the way to picturesque Porto and beyond. Here are nine of the most magical towns on the Camino de Santiago routes, hand picked by the CaminoWays.com team. 1. Ponferrada – French Way With it’s 12th century Templar castle, the …

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Group walking the Kerry Camino

Walking The Kerry Camino: My story

Walking The Kerry Camino: My story Kerry has always felt like a special place to me. Why? Is it the local accent, ebbing and flowing like the waves on Inch beach and undulating as the unforgiving landscape. Maybe it’s the feeling of being lost among green hills and rugged coastline where the pints are cheap and the …

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Girl on a walking holiday

Why your next holiday should be a walking holiday

If you only book one holiday in 2016, make it a walking holiday. Here’s why: Walking is great exercise The health benefits of walking are innumerable. Studies have shown that not only does walking aid weight-loss .It also; improves sleep, lightens mood, leads to a longer life, lowers blood pressure, strengthens the heart and slows mental …

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San Sebastian European Capital of Culture 2016

San Sebastian, or Donostia in Basque, is a city of two names, different languages and conflicting attitudes. There is something almost paradoxical about the Basque capital. Even the landscape contains an element of disparity, between the beach and the city and the lush greenery that envelope it. A gastronomical “mecca” as it has been dubbed in …

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