Maria

Maria is from Viveiro, in the misty and beautiful northern coast of Galicia, and now calls Ireland her adopted home. She adores Santiago, where she studied Journalism at Santiago de Compostela University. She also loves travel, good food and good books, as well as all things arty crafty. She has walked and cycled many trails including many Camino routes, Japan's Kumano Kodo, the Kerry Camino in Ireland and many others.

5 Things To Know About The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is an iconic symbol of the city of Santiago and also the final point for many pilgrims walking or cycling the Camino de Santiago. Recently renovated, the Cathedral is ready to welcome pilgrims from all over the world during Holy Year 2022. Over the centuries, thousands of pilgrims from all …

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6 Unmissable Christmas Activities in Santiago de Compostela

6 Unmissable Christmas Activities in Santiago de Compostela Whether you’re heading to Santiago for a little pre-Christmas holiday or if you happen to be finishing up your Camino (quite a chilly walk we’d imagine) during the festive season, there are some unmissable Christmas activities to keep you entertained in this Spanish city. If you want …

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Spooky Camino Recipe: Saint’s Bones

Saint’s bones (huesos de santo) are a traditional All Saints dessert from the region of Castilla y León and our spooky Camino recipe. Traditionally, the ‘bones’ are marzipan rolls filled with custard cream. However, the filling can be adapted to your taste, adding different flavours like chocolate. Don’t worry, no saints will be harmed in …

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Camino Recipe: Tarta de Santiago (Santiago Almond Tart)

Tarta de Santiago Recipe If you are missing the flavours of the Camino de Santiago, our friends from foodfiesta.ie shared some tasty traditional recipes from various regions along the Camino so you can try them at home. And what better way to start your Camino recipe collection than Santiago’s classic almond tart, Tarta de Santiago? Ingredients: …

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