Nicky on the Camino

Camino de Santiago

The Camino de Santiago is an ancient pilgrimage route located in the north of Spain. It runs for approximately 800km from St Jean Pied de Port in France, over the Pyrennes, to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. This is one of several routes that merge on Santiago where the remains of St James are reputedly… Continue reading →

Where to stay?

The accommodation on the Camino now comes in all varieties. There are, of course, the hostels, which are called albergues in Spain and auberges in France. These are either privately owned and operated or run by the municipality of the local town. The latter may be managed by volunteers, who come and help for a… Continue reading →

One foot in front of the other!

The distance There is no doubt that the Camino is a very long walk! I had the time, enjoy walking so decided to cover the whole distance in one go. However, there are many people who are not so fortunate and have limited time or cannot physically manage it in one ‘hop’ and so walk… Continue reading →

La Camnynos at Ambasmestas

Favourite albergues

The following albergues are ones that I particularly enjoyed, mainly because of the hospitality of the owners, ambience of the hostel, the food and experiences. Auberge Orrison This is only 7km from St Jean but is a good stopping point. It has a lovely atmosphere, a communal dinner, after which everyone has to introduce themselves,… Continue reading →

Buen Camino

“Buen Camino” Buen camino is the common greeting of everyone, but everyone, along the Way. It is uplifting and a novelty at the beginning. It is becoming jaded by the half way point and by the last 100km when there are many additional pilgrims on the path, who are all fresh as a daisy and… Continue reading →

Was it worth the pain?

“El Camino de Santiago is a parable and a reality at once. It makes you simpler, because the lighter the backpack the less strain to your back and the more you will experience how little you need to be alive”. A friend asked me recently what I had got out of the Camino. I, jokingly,… Continue reading →

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