Experiences on the Way posted: 2015-09-07 11:30:00
One of our clients from the Philippines has shared their experiences on walking the Camino de Santiago on the blog "Pork in the Road". Here is an excerpt from their story.
"The Camino de Santiago is one of the most popular pilgrimages today. Peregrinos have been walking to Santiago de Compostela for over a thousand years. The most well travelled route is the Camino Frances -- 700 kilometres long. Along with the other Northern Routes, it is part of UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Peregrinos usually walk the Camino Frances at an average of 20 to 25 kilometres a day, finishing in about a month's time. They normally stay in dormitories in albergues or in pilgrim refugios and walk with everything they need stuffed in their backpacks, which weigh from 10 to as much as 20 kg. When I made up my mind to do the Camino, I realised early on that "roughing it" like the other pilgrims was no longer in my vocabulary. That plus that three letter word "age" had a lot to do with how I planned the Camino for my friends and myself.
And so -- my friends and I walked 134 kilometres in eleven days. We stayed in small hotels and inns. Our suitcases were transferred to our accommodations each day. We did not carry all our belongings on our backs, just what we needed for the day's walk. Now, if this is the type of Camino you plan to do -- allow me to share with you some tips on how to enjoy your Camino."
For more read: Taking it Easy - how I enjoyed the Camino de Santiago
Check out our article on Gail shares her Camino de Santiago with the Washington International here
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