In October of 2013, my husband and I embarked on the Camino de Santiago, a 500 mile walk throughout Northern Spain. Considering that we are not exactly people that would be described as “outdoorsy, ” (our hobbies are much more focused on food and wine than on camping and hiking), we were not really sure what to expect or how well we would fare. Neither one of us was particularly fond of exercising, and prior to the Camino our longest “hike” was a total of seven miles. Our first visit to REI made us feel like aliens.
Yet despite our complete lack of training and utter ignorance regarding the world of outdoor adventure, we decided to do it anyway. And we are so glad we did, because it was, hands down, one of the best and most incredible experiences of our lives.
Below is a list of posts related to the Camino de Santiago. I’m also working on a FAQ that will include some travel tips and answers to questions I get asked often, which should be up soon.
I absolutely love sharing my Camino experience with people, so if you have any questions about it, or just want to say hi, please send me an email or leave a comment below.
Planning for the Camino
- We’re walking across Spain!
- Our “no plan” plan
- One of many reason’s I’m excited to travel via foot
- Camino shoes cause me stress
- Pre-camino anxiety
- And…. we’re off!
Walking the Camino de Santiago
- Arrival in Pamplona, Spain
- Day 1 – 3: Pamplona to Villamayor de Monjardin
- Day 4-6: Villamayor de Monjardin to Navarette (including Logrono, one of our favorite places among the entire Camino)
- Day 7-10: Navarette to Villafranca Montes de Oca
- Day 11: Villafranca to Burgos (this post shows camino magic at work)
- Day 12-15: Burgos to Villavantes (due to unforeseen circumstances we time travel to Leon)
- Day 16-21: Villavantes to Las Herrerias
- Day 21-24: Las Herrerias to Morgade (in which I write about bedbugs)
- Day 25-28: Morgade to Arzua
- Day 28-30: Arzua to Santiago de Compostela!
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