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12 Lucky Grapes: Try Your Luck With This Spanish New Year’s Eve Tradition

New Year’s Eve is a time of celebration all around the world. From counting down to midnight and whatever New Year’s Eve tradition you adopt at home, it’s a time when we reflect on the good things the year has brought (and maybe even say good riddance to some less pleasant memories). Even though we’ve …

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Experience the Camino Card Game!

“As great boardgames players that we are, we missed a game that brought up the heritage, curiosities and magical traditions of Galicia and its Xacobean routes until we realized that we had to do it ourselves, it combines many of our great passions” Introducing Ultreia, the Camino Game! Ultreia, the first card game of the …

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Camino Pilgrim Passport, Certificates and Compostela

The Camino Pilgrim Passport, Camino Certificate, and Compostela. Most people have a clear idea of why they want to walk the Camino de Santiago routes: for religious reasons, as a personal spiritual journey, for a healthy challenge, or just the social aspect. Whatever your motivation for walking the Camino routes, make sure you get your ‘Camino …

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8 Unique Camino Rituals

8 Unique Camino Rituals We have selected a few of the most unique Camino rituals: the classic pilgrim greeting, iconic stops etc… What are your favourite Camino de Santiago rituals and traditions? What are the deepest, most touching Camino rituals in your opinion? Here are a few of our favourite Camino Rituals from over the years: …

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7 reasons why people walk the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage

In 2019 we conducted a survey at CaminoWays.com that threw up some interesting results regarding the reasons why people walk the Camino. The popularity of the Camino has exploded in recent years, with 277,913 certificates of completion handed out in 2018 and 347, 578 handed out in 2019. While just 53, 905 pilgrims received their certifications of completion …

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Portomarin and its two villages

Did you know? The whole village of Portomarin, on the last section of the Camino Francés, French Way Camino de Santiago, was moved to its current location in the 1960s, when the Miño River was dammed to build the Belesar reservoir (Encoro de Belesar). This meant the old Portomarín village, originally built by a Roman …

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Kerry Camino Walking Festival 2020

At CaminoWays.com we are proud to be supporting the Kerry Camino Walking Festival since 2015 and we will be back in Tralee in May 2020. This fantastic festival attracts Camino and walking fans from all over Ireland and beyond to the Dingle Peninsula for three days of walk, ‘craic agus ceol’ (that is fun and music in …

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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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More Camino movies to get you inspired

The Camino de Santiago has inspired many books and films in many languages, both documentaries and works of fiction. Talented writers and film makers have reflected on their personal journeys and created fantastic stories for their fictional and yet very real characters, encouraging many to grab their walking boots and experience the Camino magic for …

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