Being Camino fit (or Camino unfit in my case)

Once upon a time, in the not too distant past, I could walk 25 kms-30 kms a day and feel fine. Of course, I would stop for cafe con leches or cervezas, and a little snack. Walking these distances didn't cause too much trouble for me save for a few strains in my legs or the... Continue Reading →

The Camino de Santiago goes on and on…

La Voz de Galicia published an article online detailing new figures released from the Pilgrims Office in Santiago. Predictably, the total number of compostelas issued to pilgrims in 2016 has already surpassed those issued to pilgrims in the whole of 2015. We are also stepping into unknown territory also, as we are close to "Holy... Continue Reading →

The Irish and the Camino..

Hi everyone, just some news that happened over the last week. I went along to a talk given by Turlough of Donnell of the Irish Camino Society entitled "The Irish and the Camino de Santiago: 800 Years of History" as part of the Dublin History Festival. During the hour or so, Turlough talked about how Irish... Continue Reading →

Osprey Talon 33 Backpack

Just a quick post about the above. I've been eyeing it up for quite a while now, even before my recent Camino Finisterre. There are many different sites and forums that rave about it, because of it's many pockets, because it is well-ventilated and because it is probably the lightest pack on the market. However, this... Continue Reading →

Sad news..

In August of this year, I wrote about David Vidal and his Casa de los Dioses. He owns a plot of land about 2km outside of Astorga on the Camino Frances. Here, he offers drinks, food, fruit and words of encouragement to pilgrims who pass by. He and his Casa embodies the spirit of the... Continue Reading →

Beyond the Way 2.0 is a go..

Once the Beyond The Way series was complete, there was a great amount of doubt as to what Andrew (the man behind the series) was going to do next. The 9 episodes encapsulate the Camino, in my opinion, and he, along with everyone else, didn't want to leave it just there. Like arriving into Santiago, there is an... Continue Reading →

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