It has been announced that the 1st of July is the date set by the Cathedral of Santiago, the Pilgrim's Office and a good part of the public hostels to open their doors, favoring the restart of the Camino pilgrimage.The Minister of Culture has said."We all want pilgrims to return to the Camino de...
While overseas travel look to be off the cards for this year and possibly most of next, a good alternative is to walk an Australian based Camino instead. The 'Aussie Camino' is a route that draws pilgrims together in recognition of the life of Saint Mary of the Cross, Mary MacKillop, Australia’s only saint. The 230km trail begins in Portland, Victoria where...Read more
Spain is sometimes perceived as a somewhat less than safe country to travel in. While certain parts like Barcelona may be prone to petty crime, the reality is walking the Camino is a very safe undertaking. Pilgrims are held in high esteem in Spain and are, for the most part, afforded nothing but the epitome of...Read more
One of the reasons attributed to the exponential growth in numbers of people walking the Camino over the past 10 years is the heart warming movie "The Way", starring Martin Sheen. If you are considering walking the Camino and haven't seen it yet we highly recommend you do. While the subject of much debate among Camino purists, the...Read more