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Unmissable Christmas Activities in Santiago de Compostela

6 Unmissable Christmas Activities in Santiago de Compostela Whether you’re heading to Santiago for a little pre-Christmas holiday or if you happen to be finishing up your Camino de Santiago (quite a chilly walk we’d imagine) during the festive season, there are some unmissable Christmas activities to keep you entertained in this Spanish city. If …

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A Typical Day on the Camino

A Typical Day on the Camino So you’ve signed up to walk the Camino de Santiago, your bags are packed and you’ve completed a fitness plan. You are as prepared as you can be. But what actually happens on the Camino? We’re here to reveal a typical day on the Camino so that you can …

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O Magosto Festival – Celebrating Chestnuts and Winter

There are many wonderful festivals taking place throughout the year on the Camino de Santiago. One of these is O Magosto, Galicia’s classic autumn festival. This festival welcomes the winter season and is dedicated to one special product: the chestnut. If you are travelling along one of the Camino routes in late October and November, …

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Positive Camino Journey From Sarria to Santiago

An Arduous But Immensely Positive Camino Journey

An Arduous But Immensely Positive Camino Journey Meadhbh Monahan, journalist with the Impartial Reporter, walked the Camino de Santiago from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela with CaminoWays.com, a difficult yet extremely positive Camino journey. Why are you doing this arduous, tortuous journey?” That is one of the most memorable questions I got asked while walking …

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Santiago on The Way

Reaching Santiago

Reaching Santiago It’s turned out to be a prolific year for Kiwis reaching Santiago de Compostela on the Camino de Santiago. Despite meeting only a couple on our trip, 79 New Zealanders have completed the trek to Santiago de Compostela this year, nearly double the total for all of 2011. And we were among those …

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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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13 Essential Camino Tips

13 Essential Camino Tips Thousands of pilgrims worldwide take the many Camino routes to Santiago de Compostela each year, walking hundreds of kilometres across France, Portugal, and Spain. More than just a pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago is a unique experience, a journey to remember. Read our Essential Camino Tips below. If you are planning …

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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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5 signs that you need to plan your next Camino trip

The days at the desk are long, and daydreaming about the next getaway gets you through the most brutal Monday. We’ve all been there. Suppose you are sharing that feeling and, in addition, are showing the following symptoms. In that case, we can accurately diagnose you with acute Camino de Santiago withdrawal syndrome or Caminoitis. …

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Pilgrim’s Mass in The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Pilgrim’s Mass in The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela Many pilgrims who finish their Camino in the city of Santiago de Compostela often want to attend a special pilgrim’s mass in the cathedral. It’s the ultimate reward after the long journey to the city. This is especially true if you are walking the Camino de …

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