- Past OR future Camino
I’ve been on the Camino Frances about 3 weeks now and I’m almost halfway. It’s my first pilgrimage and it’s been an amazing, life-changing experience already. The Camino has shown me my deepest fervor and it’s also teaching me to slow down. It’s even made me lose complete track of time! I booked several albergues ahead after Burgos and arrived at the first one a day early! They were completely booked (all 5 rooms) but arranged for me to stay at the hostel up the street. Then I stayed an extra day in this tiny village to get back on track. This saved me from a VERY wet walk the next morning. Now I’m back on track and ready to move on tomorrow. But a word to all…pilgrims seem to be flooding onto the Camino now. Small towns are completely booking up. Old-timers I’ve talked with say that online booking has taken the spontaneity out of it for them. But for me, I’m still in awe every day.