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Camino Associations in Mexico, Chile and other Spanish speaking countries

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happymarkos

HappyMark
Camino(s) past & future
2013 CF
2014 Le Puy-St Jean. 2014&16 Volunteer St JP
2016 Portuguese
2017 Porto-Santiago
2018
I am doing some research and finding it very difficult to locate details and addresses of Camino Associations in Mexico, Chile and many other Spanish speaking countries. I have full details on the 40+ in Spain.
I have addresses from the Confraternity of St James in London for Puerto Rica, Uruguay and Argentine but that's all.
Can anyone please help?
Grateful for any help

Mark
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF2012,Le Puy/CF 2015 Portugues 2017 Norte 2018, CF 2019
I am doing some research and finding it very difficult to locate details and addresses of Camino Associations in Mexico, Chile and many other Spanish speaking countries. I have full details on the 40+ in Spain.
I have addresses from the Confraternity of St James in London for Puerto Rica, Uruguay and Argentine but that's all.
Can anyone please help?
Grateful for any help

Mark
Hi Mark, I live in Mexico and although I lived in Mexico City for 3 years I never even thought about a Camino Association. Now I live in Puerto Vallarta and I am sure there is nothing. I found this group in Mexico City:

Asociación Mexicana de Amigos del Camino - A.C. AMAC
Ciudad de México
Facebook: Asociación Mexicana de Amigos del Camino, A.C.
E-mail: amacmexico@gmail.com

Based on their Facebook page this chapter seems to be pretty active. I found an article from a Mexican newspaper that said almost 1,800 Mexican nationals walked in 2017. I always meet at least one or two of my adopted countrymen/women on every Camino I walk! They are always wonderful and enthusiastic Peregrinos!!
I found it on this website: http://caminosasantiago.galiciadigital.com
Hope this helps.
 

happymarkos

HappyMark
Camino(s) past & future
2013 CF
2014 Le Puy-St Jean. 2014&16 Volunteer St JP
2016 Portuguese
2017 Porto-Santiago
2018
Hi Mark, I live in Mexico and although I lived in Mexico City for 3 years I never even thought about a Camino Association. Now I live in Puerto Vallarta and I am sure there is nothing. I found this group in Mexico City:

Asociación Mexicana de Amigos del Camino - A.C. AMAC
Ciudad de México
Facebook: Asociación Mexicana de Amigos del Camino, A.C.
E-mail: amacmexico@gmail.com

Based on their Facebook page this chapter seems to be pretty active. I found an article from a Mexican newspaper that said almost 1,800 Mexican nationals walked in 2017. I always meet at least one or two of my adopted countrymen/women on every Camino I walk! They are always wonderful and enthusiastic Peregrinos!!
I found it on this website: http://caminosasantiago.galiciadigital.com
Hope this helps.
Many thanks for your efforts; really appreciated.
I will follow up on group in Mexico City.
Buen Camino
 

Felipe

Veteran Member
Yes, the Mexican group meets monthly (as today!) in the cafe "Buen Camino", and have other related activities (charities, book presentations, pilgrim's blessings, etc). I go sometimes (I am not a particularly "social" person).
 
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happymarkos

HappyMark
Camino(s) past & future
2013 CF
2014 Le Puy-St Jean. 2014&16 Volunteer St JP
2016 Portuguese
2017 Porto-Santiago
2018
Yes, the Mexican group meet monthly (as today!) in the cafe "Buen Camino", and have other related activities (charities, book presentations, pilgrim's blessings, etc). I go sometimes (I am not a particularly "social" person).
Thank you Felipe
Really appreciate you replying. I have sent an email to the address it56NY provided and asked if they have a mailing address. Perhaps if it is OK, you might mention I have sent an email.
Buen Camino

Mark
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF2012,Le Puy/CF 2015 Portugues 2017 Norte 2018, CF 2019
Yes, the Mexican group meets monthly (as today!) in the cafe "Buen Camino", and have other related activities (charities, book presentations, pilgrim's blessings, etc). I go sometimes (I am not a particularly "social" person).
I am so mad that I found out about the group so long after I left DF. Last year I stumbled across Buen Camino Cafe. I have not been to the Cafe yet but I am sure to go the next time I visit. I checked Google Maps and get even more upset with myself when I saw that the Cafe is within walking distance of where I used to live, near Pan American University right near Metro Mixcoac. Maybe I will see you Felipe!
 

Raggy

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Mozarabe Almeria (2017)
Cherhill to Canterbury - Pilgrims' Way (2018)
Via Francigena (2019)
Facebook group for association in Chile seems to be active - website is down.

A group in Bogota, Colombia was holding meetings until August last year. You could send a message to the organiser and inquire about Colombian friends of the Camino

Peru - Facebook page doesn't have much recent activity, but you might be able to establish contact

Guatemala - Ditto

Venezuela - Very inactive Facebook page
 

happymarkos

HappyMark
Camino(s) past & future
2013 CF
2014 Le Puy-St Jean. 2014&16 Volunteer St JP
2016 Portuguese
2017 Porto-Santiago
2018
Facebook group for association in Chile seems to be active - website is down.

A group in Bogota, Colombia was holding meetings until August last year. You could send a message to the organiser and inquire about Colombian friends of the Camino

Peru - Facebook page doesn't have much recent activity, but you might be able to establish contact

Guatemala - Ditto

Venezuela - Very inactive Facebook page
Raggy
Thank you for the effort you put into providing the above information.
Your email came while i was walking the Ingles and so put aside to look at later.
Will follow up and see how I get on.
I certainly come across Spanish speakers from South and Central America however have never found out much about Camino Associations. Hopefully I can let them know about helpful advice on how to prepare in Spanish. there may be other sources also to help get over the anxiety that all of us felt particularly before the first Camino.
Many thanks

Mark
 
Camino(s) past & future
2002, Toulouse/Aragon 2005, Cami S Jaume/Aragon 2007/9, Mont Saint Michel/Norte/Vadiniense 2011, Norte/Primitivo 2013, Norte/Primitivo 2014. Norte 2015, Cami S Jaume/Castellano-Aragonese 2016
I do know that you can get a sello and a blessing at the Cathedral in Santiago de Chile, but that's not likely much help in your quest.
 

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