(Three days ago) I am in a hotel room in the dense resto and bar heart of Madrid. I am here for a layover before stage 2 of this trip, Vietnam and Cambodia. After tonight, the next time I will lay my head on a pillow, I will be in […]
Tag: Camino de Santiago
I was musing last night, over a sumptuous Galician meal of many courses, that I know of no other place where persons of all ages, nationalities, faiths (or non), levels of income, and political persuasions come together in such harmony. We remain distinctly different from one another, but something about […]
(Editor’s note: a much longer post today, as we catch you up on the end of the camino without spamming your social media. Hope you enjoy.) Last evening, after dinner at the pazo that has started to feel like home, we had a traditional Galician queimada. A local herb-infused alcohol […]
(sent by Ann on Oct 23) Tomorrow we walk into Santiago. Alas, the forecast is for rain. As my roommate Maureen says frequently, “it’s all good.”
(Remember: to see an enlargement of a photo, just click on it) We had a glorious walk through stone and slate hamlets, fields of cut grain, fruit trees and woods of eucalyptus. The sun shone, the birds sang, and our feet clipped along at a comfortable, unhurried pace. A picnic […]
Lots of photos for you today … hope you enjoy! We are tired, but doing well!
So much I want to tell you, but after a full day of walking, then our group talking together (and often spotty Internet access where we stay), I have little energy for anything but laundry and readying myself for the next day. But I offer you these snaps and brief […]
Designed to keep out rats and rain. Can be simple or ornate, often full of religious symbolism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%B3rreo Galicia is also replete with pre-Roman ruins. This is a ‘Castro,’ a Celtic settlement burned and destroyed by the Romans.
This is the trio I spoke of the other day. The dad gave me the poem his grandfather had written and asked me to read it to our group. Saw them this misty morning leaving Portomarin and having a beer in the late afternoon close to Palais de Rey.
The Camino is full of symbols and rituals, which can be taken literally, dismissed as silly, or taken metaphorically. Pilgrims of all ages and backgrounds seem drawn into these age old rituals. At any way station or significant marker, pilgrims leave stones brought from home, bandanas, luggage tags from flights, […]