John Free, Australia: Camino Frances, twice April/May

Australian pilgrim John Free has kindly sent along some images taken on his most recent Camino. Over the last two years (and three separate attempts) John has walked all stages of the Camino Frances from St-Jean to Muxia. John has vivid memories of ‘the meseta, which was cold and beautiful and the Camino from Santiago […]

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Catherine Gaa, USA: Two Weeks on the Camino del Norte, August

Cat (Catherine)Gaa left the skyscrapers of Chicago for the olive groves of Spain, where she’s lived, worked and fumbled her way through Castillian Spanish for the past six years. When not running a language academy, she blogs at Sunshine and Siestas (sunshineandsiestas.com) about life in Seville for a clueless guiri. The Camino del Norte was […]

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Welcoming Guesthouse in Belorado

I have heard on good authority (a returning pilgrim) of a homely, comfortable, clean and well-run pension in Belorado (between Santo Domingo de la Calzada and Burgos). The pension is owned by a Dutch couple, Paul and Belmalyn Melman who opened Casa Waslala in 2006 and have been warmly welcoming pilgrims ever since. The guesthouse […]

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Train Accident in Santiago de Compostela

I share in the shock and horror felt by pilgrims all over the world upon learning about the terrible train tragedy in Santiago de Compostela. Prior to the crash the town was in the throes of week-long celebrations for the feast of St James on 25 July. It is sure to be a much subdued […]

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The Peaceable Kingdom

The Peaceable Kingdom is a private home, a quiet stop along Spain´s Camino de Santiago that keeps the tradition of individual hospitality for passing pilgrims. We are a non-profit, casual volunteer co-operative based in a 20-person pueblo in north-central Spain. We offer donation-based hospitality, family meals, overnight accommodation and occasional long-term stays for active and […]

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BBC TWO Needs Camino Volunteers

Just came across this article. BBC Two is looking for people who are walking to Santiago de Compostela via the Camino Francés between 30th May – 2nd June. If so BBC Two wants to hear from you! BBC Two is looking for people walking the Camino de Santiago between 30th May and 2nd June for […]

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A Year on the Camino de Santiago

This is my first blog using the Guide to the Camino website, www.guidetothecamino.com. In a way I am almost sorry to see the website ‘live’ and the book in the bookshops because it means the end of another Camino journey, this time on paper. The book Guide to the Camino: St-Jean to Santiago De Compostela […]

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