The Pilgrimage to Santiago

This series of articles was compiled by Johnnie Walker for the Confraternity of St James and with their kind permission they are reproduced here. Each year 100,000 people walk to Santiago de Compostela in North-west Spain. They take many routes following in the footsteps of pilgrims of the middle ages. The most famous route is the Camino…

The Pilgrimage option

This series of articles was compiled by Johnnie Walker for the Confraternity of St James and with their kind permission they are reproduced here Where are you going for your holidays this year?  There are so many choices it can be hard to decide: Will you go to beach resort or on an adventure holiday? To somewhere…

More bed bug talk, this time in the Telegraph

The Telegraph has an article today on the recent bed bug problems that we have been talking about in the forum for some time now. Convents and hostels along the route to the north-western Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela have become infested by bedbugs, spread by the more than 100,000 pilgrims who travel to…

Northern Spain getting ready for 100 km/h wind

Photo from La Voz de Galicia TV news broadcasts has been warning for the last few days now. Fishermen on the Finisterre coast are told to stay at harbour and pilgrims need to get their ponchos out. Have a look at the lates weather report, or take a look at some weather related information from…