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Way of St. James/Camino de Santiago

A group for past and wanna-be pilgrims to share info on walking the many paths in Europe to one of the world's most famous Catholic and cultural pilgrimage destinations, Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain.

Members: 30
Latest Activity: Jul 25

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In Asturias, the 'Primitive Route' of the Way of St. James

Today on the feast day of St.…Continue

Started by Iberia Airlines Jul 25.

5 ways the Way of St. James can change your life

Today, July 25, is the Catholic feast day of St. James, the biggest date along the Camino de Santiago(Way of St. James), Europe’s most famous religious pilgrimage route, whose endpoint is the…Continue

Started by Iberia Airlines Aug 5, 2017.

SANTIAGO TALES by Joan Fallon

I'd been thinking about writing a story about the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela for some time, ever since we had made a visit to Galicia and fallen in love with the place.  All our Spanish…Continue

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Started by JOAN FALLON Jan 20, 2013.

FREE KINDLE copy of SANTIAGO TALES by Joan Fallon

From today for five days my latest novel SANTIAGO TALES is available FREE on kindle.  Why don't all you ebook lovers download a copy and enjoy following Beth as she walks the Camino de Santiago.…Continue

Started by JOAN FALLON Jan 20, 2013.

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Comment by overlandertv on September 16, 2010 at 11:47pm
Comment by EnLinea Media on June 3, 2010 at 9:16am
New member Maria de los Angeles needs urgent advice on the Camino de Santiago -- please click here to help. Thanks!
Comment by Janet E. Ploss on March 12, 2010 at 4:04pm
I, too, am honored to have been invited to join this group. I love the photo of the boot on the rock. I read of Sil's regret about taking the bus to Finisterre, but time constraints do not allow me to walk; I will be taking the bus. I love being part of the community of pilgrims. I'll be walking segments of the Camino the last two weeks of May.
Comment by inka piegsa-quischotte on March 12, 2010 at 10:38am
I'm honored to have been invited to join this group. I traveled all over Galicia last summer and met many pilgrims who continued on to Cap Finisterre there to burn their boots in a symbolic gesture of a new beginning. See the picture.

Comment by Sylvia Nilsen on October 22, 2009 at 1:11am
Here begins your Journey
Now begins the Day.
With one step upon the Road
Your soul is on its Way.

(with apologies to JS Selfe for changes)
Comment by Claire Saylor on October 21, 2009 at 4:17pm
I think it's a sign! I had set to spend the next year saving to do the Camino next September with my boyfriend (i'm in Costa Rica on a 3rd world salary and flights to Spain are expensive!). I just got a bonus today and stumbled upon this group. I studied abroad in Santiago de Compostela one summer in college and I think it would be the perfect cyclical epic adventure :) kudos to those who have gone before me, I'll keep checking back for advice!
Comment by Sylvia Nilsen on October 14, 2009 at 9:43am
I think you are referring to the ruins of the convent San Anton which has a 14thC arch across the road. The complex was in use until 1791 and was then abandoned. There is now a very basic, quite spiritual pilgrim refuge in the ruins.
Comment by David Paul Appell on October 14, 2009 at 9:24am
You are of course right, Sylvia -- the French Road it was. You know, one thing that I've been trying to remember for years is the name of place which left me with a very arresting memory -- I saw the road running through a ruined medieval archway. It was, I think, somewhere in New Castile but I could be wrong. Does this seem familiar to anybody?
Comment by Sylvia Nilsen on October 10, 2009 at 2:33pm
Ah - David - you drove the Jacobean route par excellence, the Camino Frances. I have walked it twice from Roncesvalles and it certainly is a magical path to follow. I would love to see some of your photographs!
Abrazo,
Sil
Comment by David Paul Appell on October 10, 2009 at 2:17pm
I drove one of the Spain routes for an article in 2004 or 2005, I forget which, and it was an amazing experience, from the lovely little beginning in Roncesvalles through Pamplona, Estella, Villafranca de Bierzo, León, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, O Cebreiro, and other towns, cities, and hamlets. I'm not religious but still found it incredibly moving, and it gave me some of the most powerful memories I have of travel in Spain (which is saying a lot, because I know the country very well). I would love to dig up my pictures and post them here, so please stay tuned...
 

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