Camino Magic

  If you don’t believe in Magic you may not be the person to read this post While walking Camino I always set an Intention and aim to trust my intuition to guide me along the way. On this day I was having a little meltdown (past Pilgrims know only too well what I am […]

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Bringing Camino home!

I have had conversations and read many posts of people who felt lost, confused or depressed when they return home after walking Camino de Santiago, especially after walking the entire way. I have walked Camino many times and shared discussions with others and sense I have some insight as to why this happens. Walking Camino […]

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What is the Compostela?

Historically the Compostela was a very valuable document, the so-called Cartas Probatorias, (probatory letters) letters gained as a means of penance. Pilgrims could return home, show their certificate, and be relieved of their sins. It was also believed to be a document that would get them through the gates of Heaven proof of their virtuous life, […]

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What to pack for Camino.

WHAT TO PACK FOR CAMINO The most important information we can offer you with regards to your Camino packing is, be practical, keep it simple and think layers! Our list of packing suggestions are written based on experience; ask any person that has done a Camino, they will tell you they gave STUFF away because shuffling […]

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Day in a Pilgrims life.

I have talked to many people regarding walking the Camino and the “stories” they have told themselves about why they “can’t do it” are generally filled with fear of the unknown. Here is a snapshot of what a day as a Pilgrim looks like to support you to step outside of your comfort zone, start […]

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Why Camino De Santiago

Camino de Santiago (The way of St James) also known as “The French Way” is an 800 kilometre Pilgrimage starting in St Jean Pied de Port in France at the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains crossing inland Spain to Santiago de Compostella and historically further to Fisterre known as the “End of the World” a […]

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The modern day Pilgrim

Camino de Santiago is known today primarily as a Catholic Pilgrimage however it is apparent when you are on the Camino that the religious, cultural and social reasons for the modern day pilgrim are diverse. There are books written about it, movies portraying it, poems penned and ultimately Pilgrims who have walked it, who will […]

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The Botafumeiro

The Botafumeiro (“censer” in Galician) is one of the most famous and popular symbols of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It hangs by means of a system of pulleys from the main dome of the Cathedral and swings toward the side naves. It takes eight men, who are known as “tiraboleiros”.  To swing it. […]

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Rest days

Crossroads Travel packages always include rest days. It is important to look after your body and take time out during your Camino. We have witnessed way too many injuries that could have been avoided by resting. Rest days are not only for your feet and body they are for “smelling the roses” take in the historical […]

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