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When the road beckons, go

When The Road Beckons you – go! When the road beckons, go! “I did the Camino last year, a pilgrimage in Spain that dates beyond the 9th century. I walked alone 500 miles in 40 days, but actually, never alone. When it beckons you – go! The Camino de Santiago de Compostela, popularized by the …

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The Road to Santiago

The Road to Santiago THERE are three questions hikers and pilgrims ask each other when walking the 1,600 kilometre Santiago de Compostela, or Camino, pilgrimage trail. Where are you from? How far have you walked? How are your feet? The Road to Santiago. A fourth question, “Why?” usually only comes after you’ve shared a bottle (or …

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Pamplona, The French Way

Pamplona | The Camino Frances

Pamplona | The Camino Frances Pamplona is the capital city of the former kingdom of Navarre, on the Camino Frances, Spain. The city is located in the middle of Navarre, in a rounded valley known as the Cuenca de Pamplona, that links the mountainous North with the Ebro valley and is 92 kilometres from the …

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Guernica

Guernica Guernica is a town in the province of Biscay, in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country, Spain. Gernica is on The Camino del Norte. The town is best known for the devastation it suffered on April 26, 1937, during the Spanish Civil War. Guernica was the scene of a bombing raid by the …

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Perfect Italian dinner on the Via Francigena, Tuscany

Perfect Italian dinner on the Via Francigena If you’re planning a walking holiday in Tuscany on the Via Francigena or Cammino di Francesco, don’t miss the chance to discover authentic Italian food, one of the richest Mediterranean food cultures. Let us whet your appetite with this blog post before you leave for the Italian peninsula. Perfect …

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Christmas recipe

Camino Christmas: Festive Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Festive Gingerbread Cookies Recipe Gingerbread Cookies are very popular in many countries around Europe, including Italy and France. They are very easy to make and can also be a special and original gift idea! Let us know how you get on with this delicious festive Gingerbread Cookies recipe! Ingredients: For 30 cookies: 3 cups (350g) …

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Girls getaway on the Camino

Girls Getaway on the Camino

Girls Getaway on the Camino The perfect Girls Getaway on the Camino is waiting for you and your friends on the Camino. Get away from it all and have some time to indulge in some light walking, relax in gorgeous accommodation and enjoy the sumptuous flavour that is Roma. Upon arriving at Roma airport, you …

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A short overview of Seville

A short overview of Seville Seville is one of the most loved places by visitors to Spain, it is also the starting point of the Via de la Plata route to Santiago de Compostela. Here will give you an overview of Seville. Although today Moorish influence is architecturally most evident – Andalusia was occupied by Moors …

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Andalucia, Via de la Plata

Andalucia, Via de la Plata Andalucia or Andalusia in English, is a province of South of Spain, on the Via de la Plata. Catholicism and local folklore. Traditional dress in all areas of Andalusia tends to be colourful and involve various head coverings reminiscent of a Muslim past. Cities like Almeria are influenced by both Granada and Murcia, …

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Aubrac, Le Chemin du Puy

Aubrac, Le Chemin du Puy The Aubrac region of France is situated in the southern Massif Central, on the Chemin du Puy, Camino de Santiago. It straddles three départements – Cantal, Aveyron and Lozère – and three régions – Auvergne, Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc-Roussillon. This region is a volcanic and granitic plateau (1 500 km²). The volcanic …

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Le Puy-en-Velay starting place of the Chemin du Puy

Le Puy-en-Velay starting place of the Chemin du Puy Le Puy-en-Velay, on the Chemin du Puy, is a treasure of natural, architectural and cultural sights. The whole area of the upper town is included in the protected heritage sector of 35 hectares where architectural elements of ancient homes are preserved; turrets, sculpted doorways and mullioned …

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Codex Calixtinus

Codex Calixtinus The Codex Calixtinus is a 12th century illuminated manuscript formerly attributed to Pope Callixtus II, though now believed to have been arranged by the French scholar Aymeric Picaud. The principal author is actually given as ‘Scriptor I’.It was intended as an anthology of background detail and advice for pilgrims following the Way of …

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Long walk on the Camino

One woman 300km Camino to Fitness

One woman 300km Camino to Fitness, by Monique Savin After hearing her girlfriends talk about a gritty pilgrimage, Kimberley Seldon joked she could do the 300-kilometre walk. Friends razzed the Toronto-based interior designer, saying that trekking through mountains, rural hamlets and forests was no posh promenade. She took on the dare. This is One woman 300km …

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What to bring for the Camino

What to bring for the Camino The Camino de Santiago is a big adventure and needs to be taken seriously. For this reason, we decided to share What to bring for the Camino with you while walking or cycling the Camino. Of course, this list is not all-comprehensive and has to be adapted depending on …

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