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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!

When in Lugo… Do as the Romans Do

Lugo Roman Heritage If you are walking the Camino de Santiago taking the Camino Primitivo, also known as the Original Way, Lugo will be one of the city highlights of your journey. The only city in the world surrounded by intact Roman walls,  Lugo owes much of its unique identity and character to its Roman past. Founded by …

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Cycling on the Camino de Santiago

St James and the Field of Stars by Timmy Mallett

St James and the Field of Stars by Timmy Mallett Listen to Timmy Mallett’s audio commentary recounting his recent cycling pilgrim on Camino de Santiago! Portraying his experience and encounters along the way. If you are considering going on the Camino either walking or cycling this is well worth a listen. Timmy Mallet Cycling-the-Camino-de-Santiago A …

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O Antroido, Santiago’s Carnival

O Antroido, Santiago’s Carnival O Antroido is Santiago’s famous carnival, a wondrous event that you can combine with a Camino de Santiago route that finishes in Santiago. Taking place before Lent in the lead up to Ash Wednesday, O Antroido is something you won’t want to miss. Like many other old European cities, Santiago de …

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Spotlight on San Sebastian, Spain

San Sebastian San Sebastian is at the beginning of the Northern Way Section 1. Tradition and modernity go hand in hand in this “small” big city with touches of the Belle Époque (Golden Age) that has a top-flight cultural agenda with its international film and jazz festivals and its first-class cultural programme. More than that, …

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Pyrenees walk on the Camino

Andrew McCarthy on life, travel writing and the Camino de Santiago

Former Hollywood backpacker Andrew McCarthy’s life changed forever while walking the Camino de Santiago. In an extract from his first book, he describes how that led to a second career as a travel writer I was in a bookstore, gazing at a girl across the display table. She had sandy hair pulled back in a …

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Pamplona on the the Camino

Santa Clara University Article

Walking the Camino to Santiago in Spain, and learning a few things along the way: about big questions, saints, direction, and feet. Which route would we take? Jim Reites, S.J. MST ’71, an associate professor of religious studies at Santa Clara who did almost 200 miles of the Camino with some SCU students in 2006, …

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Family Friendly Pedallers Pilgrimage

Family Friendly Pedallers Pilgrimage October 27, 2012. http://www.smh.com.au/travel/pedallers-pilgrimage-20121025-286wf.html Lizzie Enfield and son climb on their bikes and turn the challenging Camino de Santiago into a family friendly affair. ‘Five years ti-i-ime.” My nine-year-old son is showing Noah and the Whale chords on an air ukulele to sixtysomething Liverpudlian Jack. Both play real ones back home. …

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Catholicism on the Camino

Assumption Catholic pastor spent summer on pilgrimage in Spain

Michelle Nolan, for the Bellingham Herald. http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/10/29/2348965/assumption-catholic-pastor-spent.html Father Scott Connolly, the pastor at Assumption Catholic Church, had never walked 15 miles in one day, much less anything remotely approaching 500 miles over 40 days. That’s how he spent much of his summer while on a three-month sabbatical, fulfilling a dream to participate in Spain’s Pilgrimage …

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Traditional Scallop Shell on the Camino

Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela: Rituals and Traditions

Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela: Rituals and Traditions Wendy Craig, Nov 30, 2010 from Suite 101 Rituals and traditions established in medieval times by pilgrims to the shrine of St James in Santiago de Compostela continue to the present day. The hordes of pilgrims who travelled the pilgrimage route called the Camino de Santiago (Way …

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Traditional scallop

Camino de Santiago – Tradition

Camino de Santiago – Tradition http://allfromspain.com/blog/camino-de-santiago-tradition/ The Camino de Santiago is one of the oldest traditions in Europe, and probably in the whole world. Nevertheless, in spite of being so old a tradition, it still enjoys a good health, given that the number of pilgrims traveling to Santiago gets higher and higher every year. What …

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Kitchen On the Road – Camino de Santiago – Pamplona; Pig and a Patatas Bravas Recipe

Pig and Patatas Bravas Recipe – Kitchen On the Road by Renee on September 7, 2012 http://kitchenconundrum.com/2012/09/patatas-bravas-recipe/ These petite nouvelle cuisine bites are well worth the two Euros you’ll spend. Make sure to try an ample variety. But keep in mind, the key to Tapas bars/Pintxos bars, is to bar ‘hop’. Try a little something …

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Drinking wine on the Camino de Santiago

Drinking Wine & Popping Blisters On The Camino De Santiago

Drinking Wine & Popping Blisters On The Camino De Santiago Drinking Wine & Popping Blisters On The Camino De Santiago. 3 September 2012 | 11:12, By Alex Thackrah, Sabotage Times For more info about the Camino, See our website It’s one of the oldest Christian pilgrimages and after all these years the sense of camaraderie …

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Inner peace on Camino pilgrimage

Mississauga woman makes pilgrimage to inner peace

Mississauga woman makes pilgrimage to inner peace Mississauga woman makes pilgrimage to inner peace. Mississauga.com – Aug 22, 2012 – 3:50 PM, Elora Crawford. Find more information about the Camino. Pearl Kisbenyi succeeded in shedding two things on her six-week journey on foot: much of her admittedly overweight backpack — and spiritual baggage. On July …

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family cycling

Cycling Spain’s Camino de Santiago with children

Cycling Spain’s Camino de Santiago with children Lizzie Enfield – guardian.co.uk, Friday 10 August 2012 Got cycling fever? A new family-friendly bike trip along Spain’s Camino de Santiago means even kids can tackle an epic ride Cycling the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain “Five Years Ti-i-ime,” my nine-year-old son is showing Noah …

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Baptism, Communion and Marriage at Santiago Cathedral

If you wish to arrange a Marriage, Baptism, or First Communion, contact the Parish Priest: Parish Priest C/Huérfanas, 32 15793 Santiago de Compostela A Coruña, Spain Telephone: +34 981 586 057 E-mail: [email protected] Documents required: The Birth Certificate of the person to be baptised and a letter of authorisation from their local Parish Priest. Contact …

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