Throwback Camino – Camino Portuguese from A Guarda – Arrival in Santiago

Padrón to Santiago de Compostela One of our longer days due to an error in the distance markers at O Milladoiro. We set off early from Padrón with the sun yet to rise on a wet and drizzly morning. But hey! we were in Galicia! Our minds were set on Santiago and arriving in the Praza! …

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Weekend Watch #63 – Life’s a Beach – the Portuguese Coastal Camino

I have fond memories of my stroll from A Guarda to Santiago in May 2018 with my brother. We had fine weather apart from our day arriving in Santiago. If I had more time, I could have walked further but I was dipping my proverbial toes in the Portugues Camino at the time. I return …

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Back to the Camino Portugués de la Costa

Boy, did I plan this in advance? I usually leave the flights or whatever until after Christmas but if you read my last post I had been doing a little bit of planning for next Camino. I have decided to walk from Porto along the Coastal Path and hopefully arrive in Santiago within 2 weeks. …

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Camino Portugués – September 2019 – Where did I stay?

Lisbon - Hostel do Castelo Lisboa  - map / bookingAlverca do Ribatejo - Hospedaria Alfa 10 - map / gronze / web / fbAzambuja - Albergue Abrigo do Peregrino da Azambuja - map / gronze / fb Santarém - N1 Hostel Apartments and Suites - map / gronze / facebook / video of Santarém Golegã …

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Camino Inglés – Sigüeiro to Santiago de Compostela – Day 7

A short day - just 16 km to Santiago, but there were a few climbs which made the day interesting. You could be in the Praza do Obradoiro before midday if you wanted to. We decided to aim for a midday finish as I had planned to meet with someone, but I will come to …

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Bray to St. James Church, Dublin – Stage One of The Celtic Camino

I have walked the first 30km of the Celtic Camino in advance of my trip to Spain, having walked from Bray to St James's Church in Dublin. I walked with a friend Oihana in June 2017 on what would be the hottest day of the year. It was a fun day! --- Early Friday morning …

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May 2019: Walking in Medieval Pilgrims footsteps

I attended a talk given by Dr. Bernadette Cunningham last night at Lismullen Conference Centre, near Tara. It was such an appropriate place to hold the talk as the area is steeped in history..the hill of Tara, and not too far from Newgrange. The talk was on medieval pilgrimage from Ireland to Santiago de Compostela. …

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Your Stories, Your Camino – Bozidar & Marjanca from Slovenia

During my recent Camino, I received an email from Bozidar & Marjanca who wished to tell their story about their Camino. Thank you for getting in touch! I don't remember when I first heard about Camino de Santiago - but since then, I very much wished to walk the Way. My dream came true in …

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Spanish train crash: 78 killed and 130 injured in derailment

Spanish train crash: 78 killed and 130 injured in derailment I'm still kind of lost for words after reading and hearing about this tragedy just outside of Santiago de Compostela. I know it doesn't mean much but I have been there twice in the past and each time I've been, I feel like I've taken …

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