Leon

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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León: An Insider’s Guide

León: An Insider’s Guide While walking or cycling on the Camino de Santiago to Santiago de Compostela, one should consider a welcome rest in Leon and try to allow themselves some time to visit and absorb the magnificence that is Leon. Much of the surrounding region has escaped the tourist boom and remains wooded or …

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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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Parador on the Camino

Camino FAQ: What is a Parador?

‘Parador’ is the name given in Spain to luxury hotels managed by a state-run company and usually located in buildings of historic importance such as fortresses, monasteries and castles; but also new buildings set in nature reserves and areas of outstanding beauty. Paradores de Turismo de España, the public company managing these luxury hotels, was …

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Justin's wheelchair journey on the Camino

I’ll Push You: Bittersweet

With the help of other pilgrims, volunteers and locals, Patrick and Justin reach O Cebreiro: a physical but also emotional high on their Camino de Santiago journey. Next stop… Santiago de Compostela! and a bittersweet feeling as their amazing challenge is nearing its end. by Justin Skeesuck There’s no other place I’d rather be than …

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Santiago on the Camino

The Pilgrim Principal: from Australia to Santiago de Compostela by Shane Altman

By Shane Altman *Shane walked the Camino de Santiago from León to Santiago de Compostela with his family; a trip booked with CaminoWays.com. It is just before 6am. I am sitting in a hotel room in Sydney, Australia. Next to me my wife sleeps softly, my children are in the adjacent room sleeping soundly. I …

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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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