Aoife

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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.

Highlights of the Camino del Norte

Highlights of the Camino del Norte by Catherine Murphy I trudged into the little seaside town of Llanes, barely noticing the remains of its 800-year-old city walls. Llanes may be steeped in Spanish Armada seafaring history, but I was sweaty and sodden from 30km of walking, the last few of them in the rain. Remarkably placed […]

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Highlights of the Camino del Norte by Catherine Murphy I trudged into the little seaside town of Llanes, barely noticing the remains of its 800-year-old city walls. Llanes may be steeped in Spanish Armada seafaring history, but I was sweaty and sodden from 30km of walking, the last few of them in the rain. Remarkably placed

Why we love Ferrol

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

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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

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5 Positive Thoughts To Help Make 2022 Your Year

5 Positive Thoughts To Help Make 2022 Your Year It’s the time of year for new beginnings. Now we’re not here to condemn you for the excess that was the Christmas season, it was fantastic and we regret none of it! All the same, I still believe that a new calendar year is always a nice time

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5 Positive Thoughts To Help Make 2022 Your Year It’s the time of year for new beginnings. Now we’re not here to condemn you for the excess that was the Christmas season, it was fantastic and we regret none of it! All the same, I still believe that a new calendar year is always a nice time

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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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

Aoife’s Diary: The Via Francigena on foot

Aoife’s Diary: The Via Francigena on foot “You won’t know yourself once you start driving”,“Cycling will save you so much time.” These are the words of persuasion that I hear on a daily basis.  Urging me to ditch my favoured mode of transport. They are words motivated by the capitalisation of time and centred on moving quicker.

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Aoife’s Diary: The Via Francigena on foot “You won’t know yourself once you start driving”,“Cycling will save you so much time.” These are the words of persuasion that I hear on a daily basis.  Urging me to ditch my favoured mode of transport. They are words motivated by the capitalisation of time and centred on moving quicker.

Food on the Via Francigena: 4 things to know

Food on the Via Francigena: 4 things to know Many of you have asked about the specifics of food on the Via Francigena. In today’s blog we’re going to cover food in Italy, including meal times, courses, etiquette, and what to expect, in general when dining on the Italian regions of the Via Francigena. Italy is

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Food on the Via Francigena: 4 things to know Many of you have asked about the specifics of food on the Via Francigena. In today’s blog we’re going to cover food in Italy, including meal times, courses, etiquette, and what to expect, in general when dining on the Italian regions of the Via Francigena. Italy is

VIDEO: Cycling the Camino Step by Step Guide

Cycling the Camino Step by Step Guide CaminoWays.com managing director Roland talks us through Cycling the Camino Step by Step Guide when renting a bike for your Camino cycling adventure. The steps for cycling the Camino are as follows: 1. Take the bike out of the box Your bike will arrive to your hotel in

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Cycling the Camino Step by Step Guide CaminoWays.com managing director Roland talks us through Cycling the Camino Step by Step Guide when renting a bike for your Camino cycling adventure. The steps for cycling the Camino are as follows: 1. Take the bike out of the box Your bike will arrive to your hotel in

Carnival on the Via Francigena

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

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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

VIDEO: Walking the Via Francigena from San Miniato to Siena

Walking from San Miniato to Siena The camera can never do justice to the beauty that reveals itself with each mile walked on the Via Francigena from San Miniato to Siena, in Tuscany. The CaminoWays.com team set off this past Autumn to see what all the fuss was about and produced this video to give those

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Walking from San Miniato to Siena The camera can never do justice to the beauty that reveals itself with each mile walked on the Via Francigena from San Miniato to Siena, in Tuscany. The CaminoWays.com team set off this past Autumn to see what all the fuss was about and produced this video to give those

Siena, Italy Siena Food Tour

Via Francigena: 24 hours in Siena

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

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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

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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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

Church on The Northern Way

Amazing Camino Routes for 2017

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

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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

Vegan on the Camino

Vegetarians on the Via Francigena in Tuscany

Vegetarians on the Via Francigena in Tuscany Vegetarians on the Via Francigena rejoice, with such a selection of meat-free dishes en route, the only problem you’ll face is knowing which one to choose! Here are some of my favourite Tuscan staples senza carne, in light of my recent trip walking the Via Francigena in Tuscany. The Mighty

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Vegetarians on the Via Francigena in Tuscany Vegetarians on the Via Francigena rejoice, with such a selection of meat-free dishes en route, the only problem you’ll face is knowing which one to choose! Here are some of my favourite Tuscan staples senza carne, in light of my recent trip walking the Via Francigena in Tuscany. The Mighty

Ponferrada, a magical Camino town

9 Magical Camino Towns

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

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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

Group walking the Kerry Camino

Walking The Kerry Camino: My story

The Kerry Camino 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 lost among green hills and rugged coastlines where the pints are cheap, and the people wave as you pass.

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The Kerry Camino 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 lost among green hills and rugged coastlines where the pints are cheap, and the people wave as you pass.

Le Puy en Velay town on Camino de Santiago

5 Camino de Santiago towns that must be seen to be believed

5 Camino towns that must be seen to be believed In this post we’ll take you off the beaten track, meandering through cobbled streets, gravity-defying cathedrals, and architectural splendour all the way to the end of the earth. Here are five Camino towns that must be seen to be believed: Le Puy en Velay Right

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5 Camino towns that must be seen to be believed In this post we’ll take you off the beaten track, meandering through cobbled streets, gravity-defying cathedrals, and architectural splendour all the way to the end of the earth. Here are five Camino towns that must be seen to be believed: Le Puy en Velay Right

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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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

5 things you probably didn’t know about Portugal

5 things you didn’t know about Portugal Since you loved reading our post on 5 things you probably didn’t know about Spain, this week, with the help of our resident Portuguese member, we bring you 5 weird and wonderful facts from stunning Portugal. There is so much more to Portugal than just sun, sea and

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5 things you didn’t know about Portugal Since you loved reading our post on 5 things you probably didn’t know about Spain, this week, with the help of our resident Portuguese member, we bring you 5 weird and wonderful facts from stunning Portugal. There is so much more to Portugal than just sun, sea and

San Sebastian European Capital of Culture 2016

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

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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

Semana Santa in Seville

5 things you probably didn’t know about Spain

5 things you probably didn’t know about Spain Spain is an incredibly diverse country with one of the most rich and varied cultures in the world. With every kilometre travelled in Spain, there is a new treasure to be discovered. Every corner of the country claims to be the best at something or other. Whether it’s the

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5 things you probably didn’t know about Spain Spain is an incredibly diverse country with one of the most rich and varied cultures in the world. With every kilometre travelled in Spain, there is a new treasure to be discovered. Every corner of the country claims to be the best at something or other. Whether it’s the

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