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Welcome to our Camino blog! Here you can stay up-to-date with all things Camino de Santiago, from the routes and food recommendations to the latest pilgrim stories!

With everything from festivals to the religious and historical significance of the Camino, you’ll be able to get inspired and plan your perfect Camino experience.

Here at CaminoWays, some of our most popular Camino blog posts include an article focusing on helping you choose your Camino. We also talk about choosing your Hotels on the Camino and of course, living the best Camino lifestyle.

With all your reading, you’re bound to get a little bit peckish. Make sure to visit our food & wine section and whet your appetite with all of the Food on the Camino.

Finally, we have also created a number of free Camino ebooks to download and further help you plan out your perfect adventure.

Happy Reading from the CaminoWays Team!

July Webinar A Way for hikers

Camino hikers find many “Ways”

In the movie entitled “The Way”, Martin Sheen takes viewers with him across northern Spain on the ancient pilgrimage route known as the St. James’ Way or the Camino de Santiago. This 500-mile route starts in the Pyrenees, flows down through the wine-growing region of Rioja, then across the Meseta (high plain), over the Cantabrian …

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Climbing Croagh Patrick on Reek Sunday

Reek Sunday

Reek Sunday Louise Nugent, archaeologist and specialist on Medieval pilgrimages, wrote this interesting article about the history behind Reek Sunday and Croagh Patrick, in County Mayo. Since we are heading there for our monthly Camino de Santiago prep walk, we thought you’d might be interested to find out more about the history behind it. To …

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Interview with Lydia Smith

Walking the Camino – Documentary Interview with Lydia Smith

Walking the Camino – Documentary Interview with Lydia Smith Maria, content and media at CaminoWays.com, had the honour to talk to Lydia Smith, the director of ‘Walking the Camino, 6 Ways to Santiago’, a documentary following six pilgrims and their experiences on the way to Santiago de Compostela along the St James Way, the Camino …

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Coimbra is now UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Camino de Santiago from Portugal passes the quaint city of Coimbra. This week, residents and students of this Portuguese city are celebrating the city’s most emblematic buildings: Coimbra University has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perched on the hill overlooking the River Mondego, this charming pocket-size city and medieval capital of Portugal is …

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Interview with Alicia Wszelaki

The Journey to Santiago – Alicia Wszelaki Interview

Camino, the Journey to Santiago – Interview with Alicia Wszelaki Alicia Wszelaki is the co-director along with Matthew Notherlfer, of ‘Camino, the journey to Santiago’, an intimate short documentary about a trip along the Camino de Santiago. The movie is premiered in Santiago de Compostela this week as part of the first Film and TV …

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Camino Recipe: Traditional Spanish Apple Tart

Camino Recipe: Traditional Spanish Apple Tart – Pastel de Manzana Our foodie friends at FoodFiesta.ie, the Spanish food products and catering specialists based in Dublin, share something sweet you can bake this weekend: a traditional Spanish apple tart or ‘tarta de manzana’. A delicious treat with a Camino de Santiago flavour. What you need: (Serves …

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The Camino Walk Song

The Camino Walk Song

A group of outgoing retired Irish teachers walked the last 100km of the Camino de Santiago with CaminoWays.com recently. The group had a fantastic time and have created their own Camino de Santiago song about their holiday. Thanks to the group for sharing their experience on the Camino and their lyrics!: (to the air of These …

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The Camino Way path to spiritually

Finding a life of service on the path to spirituality

Inspirational Camino Story – Finding a life of service on the path to spirituality An inspirational Camino story written by Kendra Hartmann for the San Diego Community News Group, ‘Finding a life of service on the path to spirituality’ original article. More than a dozen years ago, Bonnie Arora read a travel article in the Union-Tribune about pilgrimages …

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Camino Recipe: Garlic Chicken with Mushrooms – Pollo al Ajillo con Champiñones

Our friends from FoodFiesta.ie, the Dublin-based catering company specialising in Spanish food and products, share another delicious recipe inspired by the Camino de Santiago. This week, why not try this chicken with garlic and mushrooms? Pollo al ajillo con champiñones. What you will need: (for 4 people) 1/2 chicken, pieced 8 cloves garlic 500g button …

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Architecture on the Paris to Tours Way

Tours City, ‘art de vivre’

The city of Tours gives name to the Via Turonensis, the Camino de Santiago route that takes pilgrims from Northern France and Europe to Santiago de Compostela. Located between two rivers: the Loire to the North and the Cher to the South, the city of Tours is lively, photogenic and charming; with many beautiful sights …

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Camino Recipe: Fish and Shellfish Soup – Sopa Marinera

Fish and Shellfish Soup – Sopa Marinera Our friends from FoodFiesta.ie, the Dublin-based Spanish catering company, share another tasty Camino de Santiago recipe. This week’s recipe has a distinctive coastal flavour: sopa marinera, a fish and shellfish soup. What you will need: (for 4 people) 1 litre fish stock 460g mussels (well cleaned) 300g clams …

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Camino Recipe: Bay of Biscay Cod – Bacalao a la Vizcaína

To remind your taste buds of the wonderful flavours of the Northern Way to Santiago, our friends from FoodFiesta.ie share this week an all-time favourite recipe from the Basque Country: Bay of Biscay Cod (Bacalao a la Vizcaína). The classic ‘vizcaína’ sauce can also be used with other fish too. What you will need: (Serves 6 people) …

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