Camino Frances

Vegetarian on the Camino

Vegetarian on the Camino Being a vegetarian on the Camino de Santiago can sometimes pose a bit of a challenge. Pilgrims who adopt a pescetarian diet (i.e. eat fish) will be spoilt for choice, particularly in Galicia. For those who don’t eat fish, following these tips and bringing a steady supply of snacks and a …

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True happiness on the Camino trail

Why the epic Camino trail across Spain is a route to true happiness

Why the epic Camino trail across Spain is a route to true happiness You will have heard about life-changing journeys, but if I describe a 500-mile Camino trail to Santiago de Compostela, I suspect your reaction would be: turn the page. But please don’t! I’d reached a time when I needed to re-assess, to reflect …

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Useful Galician for your Camino trip

Useful Galician for your Camino trip While on the Camino de Santiago, you will encounter and befriend fellow pilgrims of many nationalities and many languages, particularly as you get closer to Santiago de Compostela. You might have learnt a bit of Spanish before but did you know Galicia has its own language? It is called ‘galego’, Galician. …

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Cycling the Camino Routes: 5 Great Ways to choose

5 Great Camino for cycling Did you know approximately 10% of all pilgrims reaching Santiago de Compostela are ‘Bicigrinos’, bike-pilgrims? Nearly 25,000 Bicigrinos choose to cycle the Camino routes to receive their Compostela certificate each year. Go for cycling the Camino Routes. If you are cycling the Camino de Santiago, remember you must at least …

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Photographing the Camino de Santiago

Photographing the Camino de Santiago Photographer Ralph LaForge shares his tips for photographing the Camino de Santiago Walking (or cycling) the Camino necessitates a means to capture the moment. While no camera sensor can match the mind’s eye and imagination for color, contrast and composition. For most pilgrims, a camera (or two) is essential for …

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Cruz de Ferro | Camino Frances

Cruz de Ferro | Camino Frances The Cruz de Ferro, or Iron Cross, is a cross on the Camino de Santiago, located between the towns of Foncebadón and Manjarín, on the Camino Frances. It consists of a wooden pole about five feet high surmounted by an iron cross, a replica of the original preserved in …

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Burgos | The Camino Frances

Burgos | The Camino Frances Burgos, on the Camino Frances,  is situated at the edge of the central plateau and is the capital of the province of the same name, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. The city forms the principal crossway of north Spain with the Camino de Santiago, which goes throughout …

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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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St Jean Pied de Port

Camino Video: St. Jean Pied de Port to Pamplona | Camino Frances

Camino Video: St. Jean Pied de Port to Pamplona | Camino Frances Enjoy this Camino video of the first section of the Camino Frances,  St. Jean Pied de Port to Pamplona. This is one of the most varied and picturesque sections of the Camino de Santiago. Pilgrims on this section will pass through breathtaking countrysides …

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