Oooh. What can I say. As we left behind Barcelos on the Portuguese Central route, it became clear that William, my furry peregrino was struggling with the heat by lunchtime. It’s okay not to be okay on the Camino, so we took a taxi to Casa de Fernandes in Vitorino de Piaes. Walking with William […]
A Warm Buen Camino From “The Big House” In Povoa De Varzim
As I walk my solo Caminos with William, my furry peregrino, my route is often determined by the location of dog-friendly accommodation. So, during my recent Portuguese Central Camino de Santiago, I had to take the coastal route to Vila Do Conde. Unfortunately, this large Camino town didn’t offer any dog-friendly accommodation so I had […]
Experience The Tranquility Of The Portuguese Coastal Camino De Santiago.
If you are researching the Camino de Santiago, I’m sure you’re already aware that there are many different routes to Santiago de Compostela and each route offers a different type of experience. I have extensive experience of walking along both the French and Portuguese Way, so I decided to research and walk the Portuguese Coastal […]
Shanta Ranee On Serendipity And The Green House In Santiago De Compostela
Many people have asked me why I chose to live in Santiago de Compostela. I didn’t. It was more serendipity than choice. In 2018 the youngest of my two daughters was assigned to the University of Santiago as an Erasmus student as part of her year abroad. Neither of us had even heard of the […]
The Seven Jewels Of The Portuguese Coastal Camino De Santiago.
The Portuguese Coastal Route is becoming more and more popular as an alternative to the Central Route, especially in the summer months, and it’s easy to understand why. Officially beginning in the beautiful city of Porto, the route hugs the Atlantic Ocean which tempers the summer heat with a cool breeze. Think clear, blue skies, […]
The Way. A Tale Of Tragedy, Friendship & Camino Spirit.
I watched the Camino film, The Way, just before I moved from the UK to Andalucia, Spain. What a tale of tragedy, friendship, and Camino spirit! I laughed and cried, as I vicariously walked the Road to Santiago with the main characters led by Martin Sheen. Martin played the grieving father who travelled to the […]