The people you meet

The people you meet

The people you meet

Walking Camino is a rare and wonderful opportunity to meet people from all over the world.  A chance to connect with people you would ordinarily walk past. An opportunity to sit and share a meal or drink, something that just does not happen in our usual daily lives.

To give you an idea of what this looks like, on my last Camino before writing this blog I talked to, and spent time with, the following people;

  • A 15-year-old boy who was on a college cultural trip and challenged himself to talk to people he would never approach at home.
  • 26-year-old Italian girl struggling with the pressure and cultural expectations of her family to marry.
  • 24-year-old German girl who was trying to make meaning of her life and understand the world.
  • A gorgeous 60-year-old woman from the UK who had lost her lifelong partner to cancer.
  • An inspiring man from Barcelona who spent the last 2 years in a wheelchair and was celebrating his healing journey.
On reflection

I am blown away by the fullness in my heart every day when on Camino. I meet so many people that alter my perception and leave me in awe of the human spirit.

Buen Camino

And thus ever by day and night, under the sun and under the stars, climbing the dusty hills and toiling along the weary plains, journeying by land and journeying by sea, coming and going so strangely, to meet and to act and react on one another, move all we restless travellers through the pilgrimage of life.

– Charles Dickens, Little Dorrit