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Blog post: Camino del Norte, Spring 2019

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Camino(s) past & future
2017: frances, portugues
2018: shikoku henro
2019: norte, ingles, primitivo
I walked the Camino del Norte this past spring and found it to be an amazing experience and very different from the Camino Frances. It was very quiet the entire way, except for the last day when I joined with the Frances (and decided to continue all the way to Santiago as the crowds overwhelmed me). I saw more people in the first 60 seconds after joining the Frances than I did the entire 4 weeks on the Norte!

It was unseasonably warm and sunny most of the time, except for one week where it rained considerably, for which I consider myself quite lucky! The forum thread/pdf with the alternate routes proved to be very helpful as I ended up taking most of them to minimize road walking (and maximize coastal views).

I wrote a blog post summarizing my experience includes my stages, daily recap/photos, and a few suggestions if you're interested:

You can also find links to my other camino posts here: https://faisalb.com/camino/

Buen camino!


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"Camino Frances" 2013, "Burgos to Leon," February 2014 - "Frances" June '14
Thanks for the link to your blog. Spent a while looking at it on a wet evening in Dublin!
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