After several hours walking in the baking heat I finally arrived at the old Roman mine shaft of ´Montefurado where I rested for a while next to the beautiful green river watching numerous small lizards dart in and out of the rocks as several large birds of prey flew round in circles above me. I […]
How The Camino Taught Me That We Are All Looking For The Same Three Things In Life – John Clark
It was 2010-11 and I was going through a bit of a mid-life crisis. I was turning 54 years old and starting to wonder what my life was really all about. Eight years before, I had changed careers for the second time, deciding that I’d had enough of working as a journalist for newspapers and […]
David Mercer On What Is It About Walking The Camino De Santiago
Last year, in between lockdowns in the UK, my wife Debbie and I got into conversation with a woman sitting at the next table in a café and mentioned that we were into walking, and walking the caminos in particular. Her face lit up! She had walked the Camino Francés from Sarria with a friend […]
Sharon Wakeford On Walking The Camino To Walk A Little Differently In The World.
Why not Annapurna or Machu Pichu? Why always the ‘same old’ Camino? A question carried with an almost sigh, a question so often asked of me, me of nine Caminos. And to answer the question, not an answer, but a few sentences of story. Stories whose source, is not found in bustle of Saint Jean […]
A Tale Of Chance And Serendipity On The Long Road To Santiago
I’m always on the look out for tales of serendipity on the Camino de Santiago. Of stories of chance, coincidence and calling between pilgrims. Which is why I received a wonderful surprise upon my return after my recent Portuguese Central Camino De Santiago. I’d fallen behind with replying to my instagram messages. As I settled […]
Camino De Santiago: Let Me Entertain You.
Buen Camino! If I had a song to show you just how much I love my life as a Camino Guide, it would have to be let me entertain you. As you may know, I live on the Camino de Santiago so I eat, breathe, sleep and walk the Camino on repeat every day of […]
A Big Buen Camino From Albergue Quinta Estrada Romana
Oooh. What a treat! I stayed with Julia and Diego at Albergue Quinta Estrada Romana in Cerdal on the Portuguese Central Camino de Santiago and what a wonderful Camino welcome we received. William was treated like a little king! The Albergue was once a farm set in a stunning location surrounded by organic fields that […]