¡Buen camino! documentary on TVE

I first became aware of the above programme on Spanish TV channel “RTVE” last weekend when it popped up on my Facebook feed. I immediately went to the channel’s website and watched the first episode which is available for streaming for quite a while. The programme is broadcast each Thursday at 12.25am but is uploaded for viewing online right after.

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I then saw a post by Cathy Seitchik Diaz on the Facebook group September, 2017 – Camino de Santiago. Cathy has just returned from her 3rd Camino and I wanted to know how she got on, so I messaged her. When she replied she told me that she had been interviewed by the producers of ¡Buen camino! and she is due to be on Episode 6. I thought Wow!!

The documentary follows a Spanish pilgrim, Marta Márquez, as she walks from Villafranca del Bierzo to Santiago on the Camino Frances. On her way, she meets many pilgrims from all over the world. We hear about their experiences and the reasons that led them to do this challenge. There are also short segments about the different Caminos, how to achieve your Compostela and what kit to carry. The first show started on July 13th and it will continue for a further 9 weeks – each week for each etapa.

The program discovers stories such as ……
– Cathy (above), a teacher from San Francisco, California, who carried her mother’s ashes with her;
– Irene and Sam, a mother and her 3 year old son riding a bicycle. They discover landscapes and areas of Galicia that they will never forget;
– Derek, a former Irish soldier stationed in Iraq. He found on the Way the remedy for its nightmares and disturbing visions.

You can view the 2 episodes shown so far by clicking on the links below –

¡Buen camino! Episode 1 – www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/buen-camino/buen-camino-programa-1/4114558/

¡Buen camino! Episode 2 – www.rtve.es/alacarta/videos/buen-camino/buen-camino-programa-2/4125643/

The episodes are broadcast in Spanish however there are subtitles. If you do know of a way to change the subtitles to English, please let me know. For me however, having subtitles as it is, it is a great way of improving my Spanish as I understand most of what is being said when I read it.

I’m looking forward to seeing Cathy following our chat and I would love to have her contribute to our “Your Stories, Your Camino” series sometime in the future.

Buen Camino!

PS…please read Cathy’s comment below if you wish to change the subtitles to English. Her instructions are extremely helpful. I will upload a post about Cathy’s recent Camino shortly. Keep your eye on this space! 🙂 

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One thought on “¡Buen camino! documentary on TVE

  1. David, That was a GREAT write up about the new Camino Docu-Show, “Buen Camino.” 🙂

    Also……👍For the Docu-Show “Buen Camino” here is “How to TRANSLATE the Spanish Subtitles into English Subtitles.”
    I have learned that to be able to TRANSLATE the Subtitles from Spanish to English, I have to watch the Camino Docu-Show “BUEN CAMINO” on my Computer, not my Tablet/iPad, nor my Phone,
    —I also have to watch it using “Google Chrome” to be able to Translate the Spanish Subtitles to English.
    👉When the Video’s page opens, at the top right there is a Box that asks if I would like to have the page Translated. I hit YES. 😉👍🤗
    – The VERBAL Program will only be in Spanish.
    There is a “Text” of the WRITTEN Program as they speak Spanish, Translated into English.
    👉Let me or David know if you still need help to see the Subtitles in English. 🙂
    You can Facebook Friend me: Cathy Seitchik Diaz
    – Let me know in a Message how I know you, so I “Accept the Request.” 🙂

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