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LIVE from the Camino Aragonés in times of Covid

peregrina2000

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The peripatetic Álvaro Lazaga is back on the camino, this time starting in Somport Pass and heading to Santiago. He posts a short youtube every day, and today’s shows that he took a detour over to Javier. His video shows that the path is marked, but what I can’t figure out is whether he walked on to Leyre. His video ends with shots from the crypt, but he slept in Sangüesa.

But any event, for some fall pictures of the Aragonés, along with lots of albergue and people photos, take a look. His Spanish seems very clear to me, so people who like to practice might find this to be a good series of videos.

 

Albertagirl

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Frances (2015); Aragones-Frances (2016); VdlP-Sanabres (2017); Madrid-Frances-Invierno (2019)Levante
This is my first view of the Aragones since I walked it from Oloron Ste Marie to Santiago in 2016. I cannot imagine walking the Aragones from Jaca to Santa Cilia without a detour to visit San Juan de la Pena, yet with a later detour to Javier. I guess that we all have our preferences. I shall return to San Juan de la Pena someday. Somehow, my heart in pilgrimage is there, and not in Santiago, although I have concluded all my pilgrimages at the Cathedral in Santiago.
 

domigee

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2020? Looks like.... nowhere! 😁
The peripatetic Álvaro Lazaga is back on the camino, this time starting in Somport Pass and heading to Santiago. He posts a short youtube every day, and today’s shows that he took a detour over to Javier. His video shows that the path is marked, but what I can’t figure out is whether he walked on to Leyre. His video ends with shots from the crypt, but he slept in Sangüesa.

But any event, for some fall pictures of the Aragonés, along with lots of albergue and people photos, take a look. His Spanish seems very clear to me, so people who like to practice might find this to be a good series of videos.

Lovely memories of that Camino. Thank you.
 

amancio

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Frances, Norte, Primit, Salvador, Portug, Arag, Ingles, VdlP, Leban-Vadin, Fisterra, Invierno, LePuy
Thanks for sharing, Laurie! great memories of that camino... I did it this time of the year and I remember it greener, but it still feels great to see those places again, and it is amazing albergues are still open in Arrés (and in Ruesta too, but he tells very little about that gem of a place).
Looking forward to seeing next one!
 

Albertagirl

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015); Aragones-Frances (2016); VdlP-Sanabres (2017); Madrid-Frances-Invierno (2019)Levante
I must not have done my homework before heading out on the Aragonés!
@peregrina2000
To plan this route, I used the Arles to Puenta la Reina Pilgrim Guide from the Confraternity of St James, following the route from Oloron Ste Marie through the Somport Pass and on to Puente la Reina. As I then understood it, the Monastery of Leyre was at a dead end on the blocked side of the Yesa reservoire, and I was unsure whether female pilgrims were welcome there. Other walks in the area were neither known nor of interest to me. Except for San Juan de la Pena. And I do not remember how I heard of it. There was some information in the guide on how to walk the detour from Jaca. I heard about the bus when checking on accommodation in the Tourist Office in Jaca, but I already wanted to go there. It felt like a pilgrim goal in its own right. And I have seen echoes of it in various places since, like at Diomondi. There is something about the early church in Spain that fascinates me. After I walk the Levante, I want to research a route suggested by @VNwalking to explore the early Spanish churches, especially those which show Byzantine influence: evidence of an undivided church.
 

CaroleH

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Camino(s) past & future
VdlP 2006, Portugues 2007;Madrid 2009, Finisterre 2009; Sur and VdlP 2011,2013; Manchego and Madrid 2014; VdlP (parts) 2016; Hospitalero plan 2017.
Lovely sounds of the camino. Buen camino.
 

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