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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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. This will become evident as you …

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Path on Day 2 of the journey

#CawleyCamino Day 2 to Arcade

by Eamonn #CawleyCamino Day 2…O Porriño to Arcade….23 Km. Kevin from Athlone was like a coiled spring outside the hotel in O Porriño this morning at 07.55 ,waiting for the off. Sucking a fag and stretching simultaneously. Doesn’t like that hanging around, a bit like myself. After some instructions from guide Maria off we went into …

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Plane taking off, beginning of the journey

#CawleyCamino lift off… the journey begins!

As Today FM DJ Phil Cawley embarks on the #CawleyCamino trip with friends and listeners to the show, his friend Eamonn will be sharing the adventures of the group along the Camino Portugues. by Eamonn Camino lift off…the journey begins! Assembly time 10.30 at Terminal 2 Dublin Airport…all report bright eyed and bushy tailed…well almost. …

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Phil Cawley from Today FM

Today FM Phil Cawley Camino

On Tuesday 22nd September, Today FM DJ and presenter Phil Cawley is embarking on a second Camino with his good friend Eamonn and a keen group of Today FM listeners. As they get ready for their adventure on the Camino Portugues from Tui to Santiago de Compostela, Phil has a few words of wisdom to …

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Camino Culture: cathedrals of Galicia

Santiago de Compostela cathedral is the most famous cathedral in Galicia but did you know there are four other cathedrals in Galicia, along four main Camino de Santiago routes to Santiago de Compostela.  Most of Galicia’s cathedrals are medieval in origin, following a classic Romanesque style, although later additions have given the buildings their unique …

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