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Did you fall in love on the Camino?

kdespot

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés SJPP-SdC Sept-Oct 2016
Yes, most of us fell in love WITH the Camino... but did you have a special romantic connection with another human on yours? It would be great to hear your story, and how it turned out when the Camino came to an end, if you're willing to share.
 

Robo

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Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
VdlP (2020)
Yes, most of us fell in love WITH the Camino... but did you have a special romantic connection with another human on yours? It would be great to hear your story, and how it turned out when the Camino came to an end, if you're willing to share.
I sense you are about to share a story about how 'your friend' did...........;)
 

kdespot

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés SJPP-SdC Sept-Oct 2016
No, neither I nor "my friend" did... but it's so easy to imagine it happening, given the intensity of the emotions. My post is sincere. I'd really like to hear some stories from fellow pilgrims. I guess I'm mostly curious to know how they dealt with re-entry into their other lives when the bubble changed forms.
 

KinkyOne

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Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
No, neither I nor "my friend" did... but it's so easy to imagine it happening, given the intensity of the emotions. My post is sincere. I'd really like to hear some stories from fellow pilgrims. I guess I'm mostly curious to know how they dealt with re-entry into their other lives when the bubble changed forms.
I'm most sure many of us did. And I'm even more sure that when re-entry strucked us that "bubble" just blew over the time. Sadly...

I can remember at least two similar threads on the topic in past couple of years but one story, true story, I do remember and that is of our member @angelikilouk. She (from Greece) and her partner even named their son Santiago :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, Soulac, Norte, Madrid, Salvador, Primitivo
Yes, most of us fell in love WITH the Camino... but did you have a special romantic connection with another human on yours? It would be great to hear your story, and how it turned out when the Camino came to an end, if you're willing to share.
Hi, here are some previous threads:

https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/tales-of-love-found-on-the-camino.55188/


https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/love-story-on-the-way.52243/


https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/silly-me-wanting-to-fall-in-love-on-the-camino.37177/

Jill
 

Terry Callery

Chi Walker
Camino(s) past & future
"Portuguese Camino - In Search of the Infinite Moment" Amazon/Kindle books authored
"Slow Camino"
Yes I did fall in love, not with another pilgrim on the Portuguese Camino, but with a lovely Portuguese architect who I met at my hotel in Barcelos. I went back to be with her, but only after finishing a Feb-March Camino (From Lisbon). we had a whirlwind affair visiting Ponte de Lima, we went to the Miro exhibit together in Porto and then we went down to the Algarve. I had a friend, a translator (I studied Portugese before I went) and a driver and never would have seen parts of her country had I not met her.
I am not going to say what happened, because it will ruin the end of the book I wrote about walking the uncrowded Portuguese Camino! Terence Callery
 

t2andreo

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Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2018
Perhaps it is better to simply state that "what happens on Camino...stays on Camino." While not personally affected, I have seen a LOT of folks 'fall in love" on Camino.

"nuff said...;)
 

MagnusPompey

Bwana.
Camino(s) past & future
El Norte 2016, VdlP, el Norte, 2018,
I fell in love in 2018, outside of Santiana Del mar. It was my second Camino, her first. A German lady who had caught up with my slow pace, smiled at me. I invited her to lunch, she said she had a booked room. I knew where I was going, it was accidently the same hotel, rooms next door. Lunch, wine and we stayed together for two weeks, walking, revealing secrets, laughing, making secrets, passion, walking and then goodbye. Maybe three emails since.
 

debigetsout

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
all
Yes, most of us fell in love WITH the Camino... but did you have a special romantic connection with another human on yours? It would be great to hear your story, and how it turned out when the Camino came to an end, if you're willing to share.
Um, yes. In 2007 on the CF. We said that it would end with that camino, but have walked many caminos together since, by foot and (metaphorically) in life. He is Dutch and I am Canadian, but thanks to the internet and affordable air fares, we were able to hold on and not let go. We are together more often than not.
 

MKalcolm M

Solvitur ambulando - It is solved by walking
Camino(s) past & future
north route spring 2013
Yes, I fell totally in love with a fellow pilgrim from Germany (I'm Scottish), and a year later wrote a post about it. You can see all the responses here.
https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/love-on-the-camino.26677/

We really hoped to start a new life together in Spain, but after 18 months, I gained full custody of my 10 year old daughter. which meant I had to stay in Scotland for her to attend school. We kept the relationship going for several years with lots of trips between Germany and Scotland and holidays abroad together, but in the end it was difficult for a long term relationship based in two different countries. We separated amicably and are still in contact.
 

kdespot

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés SJPP-SdC Sept-Oct 2016
Thanks to all for sharing. For those of you who are interested in this topic, JSalt and MKalcomb's links are worth checking out... for some heartwarming stories and a few heartbreakers.
 

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